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
EducationGED / High School Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.5 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.2 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

File Clerk Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹22,508 /month
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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File Clerk Career Path

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Read what File Clerk professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Holland & Hart LLPHolland & Hart LLP
Records Clerk
26 Mar 2020

“The pay is based on your likability and not on your work quality which is also an awesome perk.”

Grizzly Industrial Inc.Grizzly Industrial Inc.
Office Clerk, Cashier
11 Sep 2021

“The mission is to take care of our customers to the best of our ability.”

Vendor Direct SolutionsVendor Direct Solutions
Filing Clerk
24 Dec 2020

“It was good and everyone is nice”

Trident SeafoodsTrident Seafoods
Office Clerk
13 Sep 2019

“Also I rated work life balance low because you come here to work and not much else.”

Galloway Johnson Tompkins Burr & SmithGalloway Johnson Tompkins Burr & Smith
File Clerk
11 Dec 2019

“I was offered no training and was expected to preform like I had been trained.”

FLP Security
Office Clerk
16 Jul 2021

“Salary is kinda low and I don't see my career advancement”

Chenega CorporationChenega Corporation
Records Clerk
29 Jun 2021

“Schedule and salary was great”

Westbury Jeep Chrysler Dodge
Filing Clerk
11 Nov 2021

“Low pay and nothing else!”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a file clerk

When working as a file clerk, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Excellent Customer Service, Microsoft Office Suite, Excellent Communication, Filing and Ability to Multitask.

The most similar professions to file clerk are:
  • Office Administrator
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Data Entry Clerk
  • Office Manager

The most common qualifications to become a file clerk is a minimum of a GED / High School Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.