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Occupational Employment Statistics


43-4071 File Clerks

File correspondence, cards, invoices, receipts, and other records in alphabetical or numerical order or according to the filing system used. Locate and remove material from file when requested.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 8012$21.51/hr$17.86/hr$18.79/hr$20.32/hr$22.57/hr$31.61/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Financial Activities70$18.94/hr
Professional and Business Services250$19.66/hr
Education and Health Services520$20.49/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State 10$19.34/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 30$19.15/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 30$18.74/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 40$18.95/hr-10.1%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 40$18.88/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 40$19.24/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 40$18.95/hr-18.4%
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 50$17.81/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 60$19.24/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 70$20.58/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 70$20.49/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 80$20.32/hr-12.7%
Rochester MN MSA 110$21.72/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 130$19.73/hr-11.9%
Southeast Minnesota 150$19.24/hr-10.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 460$20.36/hr-14.9%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 530$20.25/hrN/A
Minnesota 980$20.06/hr-13.8%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 3,840$14.94/hr14.1%
Order Clerks 1,170$19.95/hr-20.9%
Data Entry Keyers 1,600$18.17/hr-22.7%

  • Scan or read incoming materials to determine how and where they should be classified or filed.
  • Keep records of materials filed or removed, using logbooks or computers and generate computerized reports.
  • Input data, such as file numbers, new or updated information, or document information codes into computer systems to support document and information retrieval.
  • Operate mechanized files that rotate to bring needed records to a particular location.
  • Perform general office activities, such as typing, answering telephones, operating office machines, processing mail, or securing confidential materials.
  • Gather materials to be filed from departments or employees.
  • Sort or classify information according to guidelines, such as content, purpose, user criteria, or chronological, alphabetical, or numerical order.
  • Track materials removed from files to ensure that borrowed files are returned.
  • Assign and record or stamp identification numbers or codes to index materials for filing.
  • Add new material to file records or create new records as necessary.