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Working as a Bank Clerk

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a bank clerk. For example, did you know that they make an average of $14.12 an hour? That's $29,369 a year!

Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow -4% and produce -65,800 job opportunities across the U.S.

What Does a Bank Clerk Do

There are certain skills that many bank clerks have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed analytical skills, math skills and integrity.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a bank clerk, we found that a lot of resumes listed 13.1% of bank clerks included bank products, while 10.0% of resumes included financial transactions, and 9.4% of resumes included data entry. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the bank clerk job title. But what industry to start with? Most bank clerks actually find jobs in the finance and professional industries.

How To Become a Bank Clerk

If you're interested in becoming a bank clerk, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 42.8% of bank clerks have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 7.9% of bank clerks have master's degrees. Even though most bank clerks have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a bank clerk. When we researched the most common majors for a bank clerk, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or associate degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on bank clerk resumes include high school diploma degrees or diploma degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a bank clerk. In fact, many bank clerk jobs require experience in a role such as cashier. Meanwhile, many bank clerks also have previous career experience in roles such as customer service representative or administrative assistant.

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Average Salary$29,369
Job Growth Rate-4%

Bank Clerk Jobs

Bank Clerk Career Paths

Top Careers Before Bank Clerk

Cashier
10.0 %

Top Careers After Bank Clerk

Cashier
8.8 %

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Average Salary for a Bank Clerk

Bank Clerks in America make an average salary of $29,369 per year or $14 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $35,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $24,000 per year.
Average Salary
$29,369

Best Paying Cities

City
Average Salary
San Jose, CA
Salary Range33k - 43k$38k$38,216
Boston, MA
Salary Range31k - 38k$35k$34,676
Maplewood, MN
Salary Range26k - 32k$29k$29,324
Memphis, TN
Salary Range20k - 27k$24k$23,633
Greenville, SC
Salary Range18k - 24k$21k$20,999
$18k
$43k

Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Banking Clerk
Banking Clerk
Randstad
Randstad
11/24/2020
11/24/2020
$33,39211/24/2020
$33,392
Branch/Retail Banking Clerk
Branch/Retail Banking Clerk
Robert Half
Robert Half
11/20/2020
11/20/2020
$31,38811/20/2020
$31,388
Branch/Retail Banking Clerk
Branch/Retail Banking Clerk
Robert Half
Robert Half
11/03/2020
11/03/2020
$33,39211/03/2020
$33,392
Branch/Retail Banking Clerk
Branch/Retail Banking Clerk
Robert Half
Robert Half
10/28/2020
10/28/2020
$35,68810/28/2020
$35,688
Clerk-Banking
Clerk-Banking
Kelly Services
Kelly Services
10/16/2020
10/16/2020
$25,04410/16/2020
$25,044
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Bank Clerk Demographics

Gender

female

61.9 %

male

30.3 %

unknown

7.9 %

Ethnicity

White

70.8 %

Hispanic or Latino

13.6 %

Black or African American

7.1 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

42.9 %

German

12.1 %

French

8.8 %
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Bank Clerk Education

Majors

Business
25.2 %
Finance
10.2 %

Degrees

Bachelors

42.8 %

Associate

16.9 %

High School Diploma

12.6 %

Top Colleges for Bank Clerks

1. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

In-State Tuition
$55,584
Enrollment
10,764

2. Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

In-State Tuition
$54,568
Enrollment
8,451

3. University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

In-State Tuition
$56,225
Enrollment
19,548

4. SUNY at Binghamton

Vestal, NY

In-State Tuition
$9,808
Enrollment
13,990

5. Villanova University

Villanova, PA

In-State Tuition
$53,308
Enrollment
6,819

6. San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

In-State Tuition
$7,488
Enrollment
30,018

7. Bentley University

Waltham, MA

In-State Tuition
$49,880
Enrollment
4,177

8. Boston University

Boston, MA

In-State Tuition
$53,948
Enrollment
17,238

9. SUNY Stony Brook

Stony Brook, NY

In-State Tuition
$9,625
Enrollment
17,407

10. New York University

New York, NY

In-State Tuition
$51,828
Enrollment
26,339
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Entry Level Jobs For Becoming A Bank Clerk

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Top Skills For a Bank Clerk

The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 13.1% of bank clerks listed bank products on their resume, but soft skills such as analytical skills and math skills are important as well.

  • Data Entry, 12.8%
  • Bank Products, 11.5%
  • Loan Applications, 9.0%
  • Financial Transactions, 8.1%
  • ACH, 6.9%
  • Other Skills, 51.7%
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Best States For a Bank Clerk

Some places are better than others when it comes to starting a career as a bank clerk. The best states for people in this position are Alaska, California, New York, and Connecticut. Bank clerks make the most in Alaska with an average salary of $36,523. Whereas in California and New York, they would average $36,521 and $34,856, respectively. While bank clerks would only make an average of $34,821 in Connecticut, you would still make more there than in the rest of the country. We determined these as the best states based on job availability and pay. By finding the median salary, cost of living, and using the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Location Quotient, we narrowed down our list of states to these four.

1. New Jersey

Total Bank Clerk Jobs:
325
Highest 10% Earn:
$45,000
Location Quotient:
1.77
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

2. Connecticut

Total Bank Clerk Jobs:
90
Highest 10% Earn:
$43,000
Location Quotient:
1.2
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

3. California

Total Bank Clerk Jobs:
854
Highest 10% Earn:
$46,000
Location Quotient:
1.12
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
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Top Bank Clerk Employers

1. Robert Half International
4.5
Avg. Salary: 
$45,832
Bank Clerks Hired: 
47+
2. Wells Fargo
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$38,872
Bank Clerks Hired: 
21+
3. Bank of America
4.8
Avg. Salary: 
$56,912
Bank Clerks Hired: 
18+
4. Citi
4.8
Avg. Salary: 
$59,123
Bank Clerks Hired: 
14+
5. JPMorgan Chase
4.9
Avg. Salary: 
$61,216
Bank Clerks Hired: 
11+
6. Barclays Bank Delaware
4.8
Avg. Salary: 
$108,607
Bank Clerks Hired: 
8+

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Updated October 2, 2020