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 EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 1109$17.53/hr$13.09/hr$15.56/hr$17.33/hr$19.01/hr$21.22/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities70$14.98/hr
Financial Activities120$9.96/hr
Professional and Business Services370$16.29/hr
Education and Health Services460$15.66/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration110$21.80/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Southwest Balance of State N/A$14.59/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 20$11.94/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 30$12.18/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 40$15.49/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 60$16.83/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 60$15.41/hr-11.2%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 60$15.66/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 60$17.44/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 70$16.95/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 80$17.45/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 80$10.89/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 100$14.88/hr-3.0%
Southeast Minnesota 100$16.43/hr-7.0%
Northwest Minnesota 110$17.33/hr-5.6%
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 170$13.91/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 180$14.57/hr-8.0%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 770$16.67/hr-10.0%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 830$16.59/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,310$16.27/hr-11.2%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 5,200$12.10/hr9.5%
Order Clerks 2,160$16.62/hr-4.4%
Data Entry Keyers 2,410$17.20/hr-20.5%

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Add new material to file records or create new records as necessary.
  • Find, retrieve, and make copies of information from files in response to requests and deliver information to authorized users.
  • Answer questions about records or files.