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There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a fiscal clerk. For example, did you know that they make an average of $21.42 an hour? That's $44,552 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 Fiscal Clerk Do

There are certain skills that many fiscal 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 computer skills, integrity and math skills.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a fiscal clerk, we found that a lot of resumes listed 12.5% of fiscal clerks included financial records, while 11.8% of resumes included data entry, and 11.7% of resumes included purchase orders. 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 fiscal clerk job title. But what industry to start with? Most fiscal clerks actually find jobs in the non profits and health care industries.

How To Become a Fiscal Clerk

If you're interested in becoming a fiscal clerk, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 37.9% of fiscal clerks have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 5.7% of fiscal clerks have master's degrees. Even though some fiscal 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 fiscal clerk. When we researched the most common majors for a fiscal clerk, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or high school diploma degrees. Other degrees that we often see on fiscal clerk resumes include associate degree degrees or master's degree degrees.

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

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Average Salary
$44,552
Average Salary
Job Growth Rate
-4%
Job Growth Rate
Job Openings
31,744
Job Openings

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Average Salary for a Fiscal Clerk

Fiscal Clerks in America make an average salary of $44,552 per year or $21 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $59,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $33,000 per year.
Average Salary
$44,552

Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyascdescCompanyascdescStart DateascdescSalaryascdesc
Senior Fiscal Clerk
Senior Fiscal Clerk
City of Newport Beach, Ca
City of Newport Beach, Ca
03/26/2021
03/26/2021
$49,33703/26/2021
$49,337
Fiscal Clerk-Senior
Fiscal Clerk-Senior
Merced County Office of Education
Merced County Office of Education
01/29/2021
01/29/2021
$35,70901/29/2021
$35,709
Senior Fiscal Clerk-Internal Business Services, SAN Bernardino
Senior Fiscal Clerk-Internal Business Services, SAN Bernardino
San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools (Sbcss)
San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools (Sbcss)
12/17/2020
12/17/2020
$49,17612/17/2020
$49,176
Senior Fiscal Clerk
Senior Fiscal Clerk
City of Newport Beach, Ca
City of Newport Beach, Ca
03/06/2020
03/06/2020
$48,48103/06/2020
$48,481
Fiscal Clerk
Fiscal Clerk
San Bernardino County Schools
San Bernardino County Schools
01/24/2020
01/24/2020
$47,68801/24/2020
$47,688

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Fiscal Clerk Demographics

Gender

female

68.3 %

male

29.1 %

unknown

2.6 %

Ethnicity

White

70.6 %

Hispanic or Latino

13.8 %

Black or African American

7.2 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

87.5 %

French

12.5 %
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Fiscal Clerk Education

Majors

Business
27.6 %

Degrees

Bachelors

27.1 %

Certificate

23.8 %

Associate

22.8 %

Top Colleges for Fiscal Clerks

1. SUNY at Binghamton

Vestal, NY • Public

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

2. San Diego State University

San Diego, CA • Public

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

3. SUNY Farmingdale

Farmingdale, NY • Public

In-State Tuition
$8,306
Enrollment
9,394

4. Boston University

Boston, MA • Private

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

5. Howard University

Washington, DC • Private

In-State Tuition
$26,756
Enrollment
6,166

6. SUNY at Albany

Albany, NY • Public

In-State Tuition
$10,011
Enrollment
13,434

7. Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, NC • Public

In-State Tuition
$3,926
Enrollment
9,835

8. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA • Private

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

9. SUNY College at Plattsburgh

Plattsburgh, NY • Public

In-State Tuition
$8,369
Enrollment
5,229

10. SUNY College at Oswego

Oswego, NY • Public

In-State Tuition
$8,440
Enrollment
7,039
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Top Skills For a Fiscal 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, 12.5% of fiscal clerks listed financial records on their resume, but soft skills such as computer skills and integrity are important as well.

  • Financial Records, 12.5%
  • Data Entry, 11.8%
  • Purchase Orders, 11.7%
  • Payroll, 11.2%
  • Database, 5.9%
  • Other Skills, 46.9%
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Top Fiscal Clerk Employers

1. United States Marine
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$55,018
Fiscal Clerks Hired: 
69+
2. State of Maryland
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$31,546
Fiscal Clerks Hired: 
14+
3. San Bernardino County Fire
4.5
Avg. Salary: 
$30,450
Fiscal Clerks Hired: 
9+
4. United States Navy
3.8
Avg. Salary: 
$55,234
Fiscal Clerks Hired: 
7+
5. Orange County Jail
4.2
Avg. Salary: 
$48,374
Fiscal Clerks Hired: 
6+
6. CITY OF NEWPORT ARKANSAS
3.9
Avg. Salary: 
$60,073
Fiscal Clerks Hired: 
4+
Updated October 2, 2020