File clerks

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Total Workforce

199k

Average Age

41.9

Average Salary

$30,730

Average Male Salary

$31,859

Average Female Salary

$30,378

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ File clerks and on wages and locations for those in the field. Justice, public order, & safety activities is the industry that employs the most File clerks, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for File clerks, by average wage, is Traveler accommodation. File clerks are paid most in LA City (Mount Washington, Highland Park & Glassell Park) PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Elk Grove City PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$30,730

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,389

In 2018, File clerks earned an average of $30,730, $23,158 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Shoe & leather workers make somewhat more than File clerks while Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to File clerks as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.391

WAGE GINI

In 2018, File clerks had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.391, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for File clerks (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of File clerks.

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Industries by Share

199k

2018 Workforce

± 10,945

-7.02%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 8.22%

The number of people employed as File clerks has been declining at a rate of -7.02%, from 214,028 people in 2017 to 199,001 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of File clerks employed by various industries. Justice, public order, & safety activities employs the largest share of File clerks at  7.63%, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 6.84% and Legal services with 6.5%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on File clerks in the US. The average age of male File clerks in the workforce is 39.2 and of female File clerks is 42.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for File clerks is White.

Gender Composition

47.3k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 5,340

152k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 9,557

76.2% of File clerks are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of File clerks.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of File clerks

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

73.7% of File clerks are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12.4% of File clerks, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of File clerks.

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Age by Gender

39.2

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.81

42.7

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.01

The median age of File clerks is 41.9, and Male employees are generally 3.55 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for File clerks from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for File clerks is Business but a relatively high number of File clerks hold a major in Human Sciences.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for File clerks from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. File clerks need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Active Listening, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that File clerks need more than the average amount of Reading Comprehension, Time Management, and Writing.

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