File clerks

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
189k
Average Age
41.4
Estimated Job Growth
−14.6%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$31,752
Average Male Salary
$34,409
Average Female Salary
$30,947

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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 Computer & peripheral equipment manufacturing. File clerks are paid most in East of TX-6 & West of Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX (79500US4804638) but are relatively concentrated in Pulaski, Camden, Miller & Morgan Counties PUMA, MO.

Yearly Wage

$31,752
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,806

In 2020, File clerks earned an average of $31,752, $24,202 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers make somewhat more than File clerks while Veterinary technologists and technicians 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

0.411
WAGE GINI

In 2015, File clerks had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.411, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for File clerks.

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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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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for File clerks, by average wage, are Computer & peripheral equipment manufacturing, U. S. Army, and Scientific research & development services.

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Industries by Share

189k
2020 Workforce
± 10,677
−9.34%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 8.59%

The number of people employed as File clerks has been declining at a rate of −9.34%, from 208,866 people in 2019 to 189,352 people in 2020.

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  8.72%, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 7.65% and Legal services with 6.51%.

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Demographic information on File clerks in the US. The average age of male File clerks in the workforce is 38.3 and of female File clerks is 42.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for File clerks is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

44k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 5,151
145k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 9,355

76.7% of File clerks are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of File clerks.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of File clerks
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

60.9% of File clerks are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 13.3% of File clerks, Black (Non-Hispanic) 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 Sex

38.3
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.9
42.3
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.05

The median age of File clerks is 41.4, and Male employees are generally 4.04 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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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 Legal.

Majors

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predictive-analysisSkills

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 Writing. 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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Projections on job growth for File Clerks from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but File Clerks are expected to see a growth of −14.6% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

−14.6%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for File Clerks. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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