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
Southeast Minnesota 9011$16.91/hr$11.12/hr$13.82/hr$16.79/hr$19.00/hr$23.43/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities90$14.46/hr
Financial Activities140$12.58/hr
Professional and Business Services310$16.65/hr
Education and Health Services340$17.02/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration90$22.23/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/A$15.55/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/A$12.41/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 20$12.96/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 40$16.70/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 40$18.67/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 50$17.10/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 60$15.06/hr-11.2%
Northwest Balance of State 70$17.55/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 70$15.15/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 70$10.78/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 80$17.43/hr-5.6%
Southeast Minnesota 90$16.79/hr-7.0%
Southwest Minnesota 120$14.22/hr-8.0%
Central Minnesota 150$16.47/hr-3.0%
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 170$14.17/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 640$17.40/hr-10.0%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 680$17.31/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,090$16.88/hr-11.2%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 5,280$12.76/hr9.5%
Order Clerks 2,550$16.88/hr-4.4%
Data Entry Keyers 2,030$17.10/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.