Becoming a Records Clerk via Online Education?

At the very least, online education can help you lay a foundation and/or open up alternate career paths. Penn Foster Career School, one of the highest ranking online schools, is a US school (accredited) offering administrative assistant courses to train individuals to become top-notch administrative assistants, dental assistants, medical secretaries, medical office assistants, office assistants, bookkeeping clerks, medical records clerks, health information clerks, file clerks, etc. Currently, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics there are 188,510 people employed as file clerks alone in America, and their average annual salary is $26,320. Colleges and universities like Penn Foster Career School that provide online education are successfully launching workers into this field.

Records Clerk Salary Information

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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