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Clerk Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$28,000
$22,000
$28,000
$37,000
Clerks in the United States make an average salary of $28,804 per year or $13.85 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $22,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $37,000. If you like following the crowd, retail and hospitality companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out retail, technology, and health care companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Nevada, Maine, Rhode Island, Idaho, and Massachusetts provide the highest clerk salaries.
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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 Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Nevada, Maine and Rhode Island, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for clerks. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Missouri.

City
Average Salary
Portland, ME
Portland, ME
$32,513
$33k
Burien, WA
Burien, WA
$32,262
$32k
Eagan, MN
Eagan, MN
$30,758
$31k
Kansas City, KS
Kansas City, KS
$29,418
$29k

High Paying Clerk Jobs

Average Clerk Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a clerk, working for Squire Patton Boggs or Ocean State Job Lot might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Crocs and Dallas Independent School District report highly competitive salaries for clerks.

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Clerk Salary History

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    Clerk Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a clerk can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation 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.

    Recently Added Clerk Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Facilities Clerk
    Facilities Clerk
    Providence, RI
    Providence, RI
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $42,763
    $42,763
    10/30/2020
    Staffanation
    Staffanation
    Clerk
    Clerk
    Clerk
    Camp Dennison, OH
    Camp Dennison, OH
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $27,131
    $27,131
    10/30/2020
    Staffanation
    Staffanation
    Clerk
    Clerk
    Clerk
    Kentucky
    Kentucky
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $27,131
    $27,131
    10/30/2020
    Floral Clerk
    Floral Clerk
    Mill Creek, WA
    Mill Creek, WA
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $29,218
    $29,218
    10/30/2020
    Dispute Resolution Clerk
    Dispute Resolution Clerk
    Logan, UT
    Logan, UT
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $29,218
    $29,218
    10/29/2020
    Clerk III
    Clerk III
    Kearney, NE
    Kearney, NE
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $25,503
    $25,503
    10/29/2020
    Cl10-Clerk I
    Cl10-Clerk I
    Duluth, MN
    Duluth, MN
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $31,305
    $31,305
    10/29/2020
    Cl10-Clerk I
    Cl10-Clerk I
    Louisville, KY
    Louisville, KY
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $31,305
    $31,305
    10/29/2020
    Clerk
    Clerk
    Jacksonville, FL
    Jacksonville, FL
    10/28/2020
    10/28/2020
    $29,552
    $29,552
    10/28/2020
    Wellness Clerk
    Wellness Clerk
    Devens, MA
    Devens, MA
    10/28/2020
    10/28/2020
    $33,267
    $33,267
    10/28/2020