Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

43-4071 File Clerks

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National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
140,560 1.3 % $14.38 $29,900 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.17 $10.62 $13.39 $17.07 $21.74
Annual Wage (2) $19,080 $22,090 $27,850 $35,500 $45,230


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 20,010 0.80 $12.47 $25,940
Legal Services 14,780 1.32 $14.44 $30,020
Local Government (OES Designation) 13,700 0.26 $16.60 $34,530
Employment Services 11,960 0.33 $14.13 $29,380
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 8,950 0.17 $14.53 $30,220

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Legal Services 14,780 1.32 $14.44 $30,020
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 2,420 0.83 $16.86 $35,070
Offices of Physicians 20,010 0.80 $12.47 $25,940
Office Administrative Services 2,630 0.57 $14.37 $29,890
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 3,530 0.38 $14.16 $29,460

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1,000 0.17 $23.42 $48,720
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 260 0.07 $21.72 $45,170
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 140 0.03 $20.28 $42,190
Grantmaking and Giving Services (8) (8) $19.86 $41,300
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 60 0.04 $19.83 $41,240


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 20,680 1.33 1.31 $15.05 $31,300
Florida 15,930 2.01 1.97 $13.88 $28,880
Texas 13,650 1.18 1.16 $14.84 $30,860
New York 10,500 1.17 1.15 $14.12 $29,370
New Jersey 7,380 1.89 1.85 $13.73 $28,560



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 15,930 2.01 1.97 $13.88 $28,880
New Jersey 7,380 1.89 1.85 $13.73 $28,560
Vermont 480 1.58 1.55 $15.84 $32,940
Alaska 460 1.39 1.37 $15.42 $32,060
California 20,680 1.33 1.31 $15.05 $31,300



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 500 0.75 0.73 $21.92 $45,600
Rhode Island 450 0.96 0.94 $16.40 $34,110
Missouri 3,390 1.25 1.22 $16.34 $33,980
Oregon 1,590 0.91 0.90 $16.27 $33,850
Arizona 2,820 1.09 1.07 $16.01 $33,290




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 9,370 1.45 1.42 $14.22 $29,570
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,810 1.42 1.39 $15.24 $31,690
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,630 1.56 1.53 $16.45 $34,210
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,130 1.07 1.05 $16.20 $33,690
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 2,790 2.55 2.50 $15.01 $31,220
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 2,510 1.65 1.62 $15.32 $31,870
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 2,500 2.06 2.02 $13.78 $28,670
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,310 0.65 0.64 $15.94 $33,160
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,220 1.18 1.16 $16.45 $34,220
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,950 0.78 0.77 $14.36 $29,870