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Working as an Investigation Clerk

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being an investigation clerk. For example, did you know that they make an average of $27.12 an hour? That's $56,413 a year!

What Does an Investigation Clerk Do

When it comes to the most important skills required to be an investigation clerk, we found that a lot of resumes listed 22.5% of investigation clerks included medical records, while 17.1% of resumes included telephone calls, and 8.8% of resumes included financial institutions. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

How To Become an Investigation Clerk

If you're interested in becoming an investigation clerk, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 36.1% of investigation clerks have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 9.3% of investigation clerks have master's degrees. Even though some investigation 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 an investigation clerk. When we researched the most common majors for an investigation clerk, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or associate degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on investigation clerk resumes include high school diploma degrees or master's degree degrees.

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

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Average Salary$56,413

Investigation Clerk Career Paths

Top Careers Before Investigation Clerk

Clerk
11.6 %

Top Careers After Investigation Clerk

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Investigation Clerk Demographics

Gender

female

68.5 %

male

21.8 %

unknown

9.7 %

Ethnicity

White

59.9 %

Hispanic or Latino

17.1 %

Black or African American

13.7 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

87.5 %

French

12.5 %
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Investigation Clerk Education

Majors

Business
14.8 %

Degrees

Bachelors

36.1 %

Associate

23.1 %

High School Diploma

17.6 %

Top Colleges for Investigation 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 an Investigation Clerk

  • Medical Records, 22.5%
  • Telephone Calls, 17.1%
  • Financial Institutions, 8.8%
  • Computer System, 8.3%
  • Insurance Companies, 7.7%
  • Other Skills, 35.6%
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Top Investigation Clerk Employers

1. Citi
4.8
Avg. Salary: 
$80,395
Investigation Clerks Hired: 
7+
2. First Horizon National
4.6
Avg. Salary: 
$58,284
Investigation Clerks Hired: 
5+
3. BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
4.8
Avg. Salary: 
$93,169
Investigation Clerks Hired: 
4+
4. Georgia Department of Economic Development
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$46,159
Investigation Clerks Hired: 
3+
5. MetLife
4.8
Avg. Salary: 
$103,352
Investigation Clerks Hired: 
3+
6. United States Army
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$54,245
Investigation Clerks Hired: 
2+
Updated October 2, 2020