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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
Southeast Minnesota 7011$19.70/hr$15.36/hr$17.39/hr$19.35/hr$21.91/hr$24.56/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities10$19.42/hr
Financial Activities170$18.85/hr
Professional and Business Services130$15.23/hr
Education and Health Services560$19.36/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration110$24.29/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 20$18.72/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 20$18.72/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 30$18.84/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 30$19.36/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 40$16.84/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 40$18.84/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 50$18.72/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 50$18.90/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 60$18.72/hr-18.4%
Southeast Minnesota 70$19.35/hr-10.3%
Southwest Minnesota 70$18.72/hr-10.1%
Southwest Balance of State 90$18.72/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 110$18.72/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 120$18.71/hr-12.7%
Central Minnesota 140$18.86/hr-11.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 600$19.34/hr-14.9%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 690$19.34/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,080$19.29/hr-13.8%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 3,560$14.66/hr14.1%
Order Clerks 2,040$19.53/hr-20.9%
Data Entry Keyers 2,130$15.56/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.