Clerk Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Squire Patton Boggs
Highest Paying City
Washington, DC
Highest Paying State
Average Experience Level
2.4 years
How much does a clerk make?
The national average salary for a Clerk in the U.S. is $28,804 annually or $13.85 hourly. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 15,000. The top 10 percent earn over $37,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $22,000 annually. Retail companies and Hospitality companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Nevada, Maine, Rhode Island, Idaho, and Massachusetts are some of the states with the best Clerk salaries in the US. The typical employment for a Clerk is 2.4 years.
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Average Clerk Salary By Location

Clerks in the United States of America make on average $28,804 a year or $13.85 per hour. Washington, DC reports the highest annual salary for Clerks at 34,503. The average starting salary in Washington, DC for Clerks is $20,000. Nevada, Maine, Rhode Island, Idaho, and Massachusetts are the top 5 highest earning states for Clerks. Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Missouri have the lowest Clerk salaries.

Map of Clerk Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Clerks earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Clerk Salary By Company

There is good job security in Clerk positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. Most Clerk jobs are in Retail companies and Retail companies. Companies like Squire Patton Boggs or Ocean State Job Lot will get you the highest pay packages. In addition, companies like Crocs and Dallas Independent School District report highly competitive salaries for Clerks.

Clerk Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Clerk Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Clerk can range from $19,613 to $42,511 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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