Becoming a File Clerk via Online Education?

At the very least, online education can help you lay a foundation and/or open up alternate career paths. Westwood College, one of the highest ranking online schools, is a US school (accredited) offering legal assistant courses to train individuals to become top-notch legal assistants, paralegals, legal analysts, legal clerks, legal secretaries, etc. Currently, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics there are 170,580 people employed as medical records and health information technicians alone in America, and their average annual salary is $33,880. File clerks make on average $26,320 per year and there are about 188,510 of them employed today. Colleges and universities like Westwood College that provide online education are successfully launching workers into this field.

File Clerk Salary Information

Category: Medical records and health information technicians

Total # Employed in the US 170,580
Average Hourly Wage: $16.29/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$10.03 $11.96 $15.04 $19.49 $24.76
Average Yearly Salary $33,880
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$20,850 $24,870 $31,290 $40,540 $51,510
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
3.7% 34.2% 31.6% 16.1% 12.3% 1.3% 0.8%
Medical records and health information technicians — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
North Dakota $21.99/hr $45,750
Indiana $19.88/hr $41,340
Florida $19.85/hr $41,290
Alaska $18.99/hr $39,490
Mississippi $18.91/hr $39,330
Missouri $18.9/hr $39,310
Colorado $18.53/hr $38,550
Oklahoma $18.33/hr $38,130
Connecticut $18.15/hr $37,750
Nebraska $18.09/hr $37,630
Virginia $17.67/hr $36,760
Delaware $17.47/hr $36,350
New York $17.23/hr $35,850
Tennessee $16.81/hr $34,970
Montana $16.49/hr $34,290
Kansas $16.33/hr $33,960
Arkansas $16.15/hr $33,590
Puerto Rico $15.79/hr $32,840
North Carolina $15.69/hr $32,630
New Mexico $15.47/hr $32,180
Utah $15.46/hr $32,150
Wyoming $15.46/hr $32,150
Hawaii $15.45/hr $32,130
Iowa $15.33/hr $31,880
District of Columbia $15.31/hr $31,840
South Carolina $15.31/hr $31,840
Washington $15.27/hr $31,770
New Hampshire $15.21/hr $31,630
Maryland $15.12/hr $31,440
Maine $15.07/hr $31,350
West Virginia $15.05/hr $31,310
Michigan $15/hr $31,210
Louisiana $14.94/hr $31,080
Kentucky $14.9/hr $30,990
Guam $14.87/hr $30,930
Ohio $14.85/hr $30,890
New Jersey $14.81/hr $30,800
Oregon $14.78/hr $30,750
Wisconsin $14.76/hr $30,710
California $14.66/hr $30,500
Pennsylvania $14.61/hr $30,380
South Dakota $14.51/hr $30,190
Idaho $14.32/hr $29,790
Alabama $13.85/hr $28,800
Massachusetts $13.73/hr $28,550
Nevada $12.72/hr $26,460


Category: File clerks

Total # Employed in the US 188,510
Average Hourly Wage: $12.66/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$8.16 $9.6 $11.89 $14.93 $18.62
Average Yearly Salary $26,320
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$16,970 $19,970 $24,730 $31,040 $38,730
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
5.1% 34.7% 30.4% 11.7% 14.5% 3.0% 0.6%
File clerks — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Florida $16.16/hr $33,620
Virginia $15.17/hr $31,560
Alaska $15.07/hr $31,350
Connecticut $14.27/hr $29,680
Mississippi $13.92/hr $28,960
Tennessee $13.81/hr $28,720
Colorado $13.79/hr $28,680
Nebraska $13.55/hr $28,180
Oklahoma $13.5/hr $28,090
Missouri $13.41/hr $27,900
Iowa $13.18/hr $27,410
Delaware $13.16/hr $27,370
North Dakota $13.09/hr $27,220
New Hampshire $13.06/hr $27,170
Puerto Rico $12.91/hr $26,850
District of Columbia $12.89/hr $26,810
Kansas $12.7/hr $26,410
Indiana $12.64/hr $26,290
Hawaii $12.64/hr $26,280
Wyoming $12.58/hr $26,170
Utah $12.53/hr $26,060
South Carolina $12.46/hr $25,920
New York $12.46/hr $25,920
Guam $12.23/hr $25,450
Idaho $12.23/hr $25,440
Michigan $11.97/hr $24,900
Wisconsin $11.78/hr $24,510
New Mexico $11.65/hr $24,240
Oregon $11.63/hr $24,200
North Carolina $11.6/hr $24,130
Montana $11.52/hr $23,950
Kentucky $11.5/hr $23,930
Arkansas $11.3/hr $23,510
New Jersey $11.27/hr $23,450
Maine $11.12/hr $23,130
Pennsylvania $11.03/hr $22,950
Maryland $10.93/hr $22,730
South Dakota $10.82/hr $22,510
Washington $10.78/hr $22,420
Alabama $10.66/hr $22,180
Ohio $10.6/hr $22,060
West Virginia $10.5/hr $21,830
Louisiana $10.24/hr $21,300
Massachusetts $10.09/hr $20,980
Nevada $9.92/hr $20,630
California $9.84/hr $20,460


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