Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
148,280 1.1 % $14.19 $29,510 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.87 $10.45 $13.26 $17.11 $21.28
Annual Wage (2) $18,450 $21,730 $27,580 $35,580 $44,270


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 21,380 0.87 $12.11 $25,180
Legal Services 15,080 1.34 $14.38 $29,900
Local Government (OES Designation) 13,860 0.26 $16.17 $33,640
Employment Services 12,330 0.36 $13.81 $28,720
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 9,770 0.19 $14.14 $29,410

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 15,080 1.34 $14.38 $29,900
Offices of Physicians 21,380 0.87 $12.11 $25,180
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 2,070 0.76 $17.38 $36,160
Office Administrative Services 2,480 0.55 $14.28 $29,710
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 3,980 0.45 $14.17 $29,480

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 200 0.05 $23.90 $49,710
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1,220 0.20 $22.99 $47,820
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 150 0.03 $19.60 $40,760
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 130 0.03 $19.46 $40,470
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 50 0.03 $19.19 $39,920


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 25,380 1.68 1.53 $15.67 $32,600
Florida 16,570 2.16 1.97 $13.67 $28,440
Texas 13,280 1.18 1.08 $14.45 $30,060
New York 10,810 1.23 1.12 $13.89 $28,890
New Jersey 7,430 1.92 1.75 $13.65 $28,390



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 16,570 2.16 1.97 $13.67 $28,440
New Jersey 7,430 1.92 1.75 $13.65 $28,390
California 25,380 1.68 1.53 $15.67 $32,600
Vermont 460 1.54 1.41 $15.15 $31,500
Delaware 580 1.38 1.25 $14.16 $29,450



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 690 1.02 0.93 $20.94 $43,560
Missouri 3,290 1.23 1.12 $16.28 $33,850
Oregon 1,740 1.04 0.94 $16.23 $33,760
California 25,380 1.68 1.53 $15.67 $32,600
Rhode Island 480 1.04 0.95 $15.61 $32,470




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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 7,650 1.42 1.29 $14.28 $29,710
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,690 1.65 1.50 $15.52 $32,280
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,380 1.51 1.38 $16.02 $33,330
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,930 1.03 0.94 $15.78 $32,820
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 2,830 3.30 3.01 $17.16 $35,700
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 2,760 1.86 1.70 $15.53 $32,290
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 2,660 2.25 2.05 $13.81 $28,710
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 2,490 2.38 2.16 $15.03 $31,270
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,390 0.64 0.58 $14.29 $29,720
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,340 1.28 1.17 $15.99 $33,270