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How Much Does a Records Clerk Earn In The United States?

Records Clerk Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$29,000
$23,000
$29,000
$36,000
Did you know that the average records clerk makes $29,198 per year? That's valued at $14.04 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $23,000 and $36,000, meaning records clerks have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most records clerks find a job with professional and health care companies, while others work for professional, insurance, and health care companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. Alaska, Massachusetts and Illinois are the top states in the U.S. to pay records clerks the highest salaries.
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Where Records Clerks Earn The Most

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

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How Much Do Records Clerks Earn In Different Cities?

While a records clerk can average a salary of $29,198 per year, or $14.04 per hour, there are many opportunities for records clerks to make more. For example, in Anchorage, AK you might make $38,626 per year. Other high-paying locations include Winchester, VA, Glenview, IL and Boston, MA. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Anchorage, AK where the average starting salary is $34,000. The highest paying states for records clerks include Alaska, Massachusetts and Illinois. Meanwhile, Florida, Wisconsin, and Mississippi offer the lowest salaries.
Location
City
Average Salary

Anchorage, AK

Salary Range36k - 40k$39k$38,626

Winchester, VA

Salary Range29k - 42k$36k$35,621

Glenview, IL

Salary Range31k - 38k$35k$35,147

Boston, MA

Salary Range29k - 41k$35k$35,010

Freehold, NJ

Salary Range27k - 42k$34k$34,348

Hutchinson, KS

Salary Range29k - 36k$33k$32,916

Castle Rock, CO

Salary Range29k - 34k$32k$31,956

Cheyenne, WY

Salary Range28k - 33k$31k$31,279

Washington, DC

Salary Range25k - 37k$31k$31,008

Los Angeles, CA

Salary Range26k - 35k$31k$30,763
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$42k

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Which Companies Pay Records Clerks The Most?

If you want to get paid the most as a records clerk, being employed by a company such as Irving Independent School District or Elbit Systems of America would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like State of Wyoming and Frisbie Middle School also report highly competitive salaries for records clerks.
Company
Company
Average Salary
Irving Independent School District
Salary Range32k - 44k$38k$37,968
Elbit Systems of America
Salary Range30k - 38k$34k$34,339
State of Wyoming
Salary Range31k - 37k$34k$33,905
Frisbie Middle School
Salary Range28k - 34k$31k$31,201
Banner Health
Salary Range27k - 31k$30k$29,796
Texas Health Resources
Salary Range27k - 31k$30k$29,693
Douglas County
Salary Range26k - 32k$29k$29,337
Fairfax Water
Salary Range25k - 32k$29k$28,839
Sierra Nevada
Salary Range25k - 31k$29k$28,709
Modesto City Schools
Salary Range26k - 31k$29k$28,699
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$44k

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    How Much Do Records Clerks Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, records clerk salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that professional, insurance, and health care companies tend to offer much higher salaries for records clerks. For example, records clerks make a whopping average salary of $36,232 while working for professional companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $30,467 at insurance companies and $29,380 at health care companies. But records clerks may want to avoid working in the government industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $26,637.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Professional

    Salary Range24k - 53k$36k$36,232

    Insurance

    Salary Range26k - 35k$30k$30,467

    Health Care

    Salary Range26k - 32k$29k$29,380

    Finance

    Salary Range25k - 32k$29k$28,791

    Government

    Salary Range23k - 30k$27k$26,637
    $23k
    $53k

    How Experience Affects Records Clerk Salaries

    The salary for a records 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.

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    $27,131
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    $26,296
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    01/27/2021
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    $35,479
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    $31,159
    $31,159
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    $26,108
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    $35,479
    $35,479
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    Modesto, CA
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    01/19/2021
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    $36,084
    $36,084
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    Phoenix, AZ
    Phoenix, AZ
    01/13/2021
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    $29,218
    $29,218
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