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What does a File Clerk do?

A file clerk is responsible for the complete organization of all the files in a company. They are responsible for ensuring that the company has access to all of their paperwork at any time. A few of the main duties of a file clerk are filing paperwork, finding a document when it is requested, updating records, and double checking paperwork before it is filed. They also have to put the documents into an electronic database. Some of the jobs titles that a file clerk could grow into are office manager and operations manager.

A file clerk does not need any experience but should have a High School diploma or GED equivalent. One of the most important skills that a file clerk will have is great attention to detail. Another skill is patience as the file clerk will have to verify every single thing in a document before it is processed.

  • File paperwork in the appropriate area
  • Improve the accuracy of the filing system
  • Retrieve paperwork when it is requested
  • Input paperwork into an electronic database
  • Update records with new information
  • Perform regular quality checks on the file system
  • Keep logs of paperwork that is taken out
  • Ensure that sensitive information is safeguarded
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Great attention to detail
  • Incredible patience to file correctly
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to stay organized
  • Knowledge of filing systems
  • Ability to implement new systems into the company
  • Ability to work independently
  • Great time management skills

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
34%
2 - 4
25%
5 - 7
2%
8+
39%

Common Skill Sets

Excellent Customer Service
Microsoft Office Suite
Excellent Communication
Filing
Ability to Multitask
Attention To Detail
Filing Copying
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File Clerk Seniority Levels

Office Administrator
12% made the transition
Administrative Assistant
61% made the transition
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File Clerk Salaries

Average Base Pay

$38,745 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$30K
Median: $39K
$46K
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Glassdoor Estimated Salary

File Clerk Jobs