Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Clerk make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

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Industry

$35,799 / yrTotal Pay
$33,624 / yrBase Pay
$2,175 / yrAdditional Pay

$35,799

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$24K$53K
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The estimated total pay for a Clerk is $35,799 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $33,624 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $2,175 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Total Pay Trajectory

For Clerk

$35,799 /yr
Clerk
$41,525 /yr
Senior Clerk
$37,903 /yr
Lead Clerk
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Top Paying Companies

For a Clerk in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Clerk in United States. Employers include Google, Goldman Sachs and ConocoPhillips.

1
Google
$87,030/yr
4
IBM
$55,901/yr
6
ExxonMobil
$54,051/yr
10
bp
$50,879/yr

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Top Paying Industries

For a Clerk in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Clerk in United States are Energy, Mining & Utilities with a median total pay of $51,874, Financial Services with a median total pay of $44,206, Aerospace & Defense with a median total pay of $42,541, Information Technology with a median total pay of $42,424, and Telecommunications with a median total pay of $41,468.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Energy, Mining & UtilitiesEnergy, Mining & Utilities$51,874

    32% Higher than other industries

  • Financial ServicesFinancial Services$44,206

    20% Higher than other industries

  • Aerospace & DefenseAerospace & Defense$42,541

    17% Higher than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$42,424

    17% Higher than other industries

  • TelecommunicationsTelecommunications$41,468

    15% Higher than other industries

Energy, Mining & Utilities

Top paying companies in Energy, Mining & Utilities for Clerk are ConocoPhillips, Chevron, and ExxonMobil.

ConocoPhillipsConocoPhillips$63,518/yr
ChevronChevron$54,311/yr
ExxonMobilExxonMobil$54,051/yr

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What is the pay outlook for Retail & Food Services?

Job openings are high in retail and food services as more Americans spend money at stores and restaurants. While retail and food services wages are lower than the national average, wage growth is higher. Jobs in retail and food services generally require little formal education or training, making these jobs accessible to most job seekers.

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Clerk

United States of America

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$12

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Meat and Seafood Clerk

United States of America

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$15

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United States of America

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United States of America

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United States of America

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$1,016

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Clerk pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Clerk is $33,624 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Clerk salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 17736 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Clerk employees.

The highest salary for a Clerk in United States is $49,001 per year.

The lowest salary for a Clerk in United States is $23,072 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Clerk or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Clerk.

Additional Resources

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