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Income Percentile Stats
- To be in the top 1% for this age range, your household would need an income of $117,380 per year. This would include salary, investments, and any business income.
- To be in the top 5% for this age range, your household would need an income of $74,315 per year. This would include salary, investments, and any business income.
Income of File Clerks by Highest Education LevelTotal Income of $55,000 ranks for education levels:
- Compared to Doctoral degree holders this ranks between the 59.6th and 63.5th percentiles.
- Compared to Professional degree beyond a Bachelor's degree holders this ranks between the 54.8th and 66.8th percentiles.
- Compared to Master's degree holders this ranks between the 70.6th and 78.3th percentiles.
- Compared to Bachelor's degree holders this ranks between the 81.5th and 88.2th percentiles.
- Compared to HS Diploma / GED degree holders this ranks between the 91.5th and 95.7th percentiles.
Income Percentile Distribution by Education LevelHighest Level of Education for File Clerks:
- Other (N/A or Less than HS): 4.2%
- HS Diploma / GED: 28.2%
- Associates Degree and Some College: 45.6%
- Bachelors Degree: 17.6%
- Masters Degree: 3.7%
- Professional Degree beyond a Bachelors: 0.5%
- Doctoral Degree (PHd) : 0.2%
Most Common Bachelors Degree Majors
- For Business undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 76.7th and 88.3th percentiles.
- For Social Sciences undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 78.2th and 88.9th percentiles.
- For Education Administration and Teaching undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 83.7th and 87.4th percentiles.
- For Psychology undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 90th and 92.1th percentiles.
- For Communications undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 91.1th and 94.4th percentiles.
- For Medical and Health Sciences and Services undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 73.4th and 79.1th percentiles.
- For English Language, Literature, and Composition undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 81.3th and 83.4th percentiles.
- For Fine Arts undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 90.4th and 97.5th percentiles.
- For Biology and Life Sciences undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 70.2th and 77.8th percentiles.
- For Criminal Justice and Fire Protection undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 89.9th and 95.4th percentiles.
Treemap of Undergraduate Majors
Methodology and Assumptions
This data was sourced from the person-level data recorded by the American Communities Survey. The version of the survey used was the most recent 5 year revision for data recorded from 2013-2017. These results represent 197,024 File Clerks. The occupation code that was used to generate these results e was 5260 to read more about the occupation codes that the ACS and Census use. These results were generated in R using raw data from the ACS and precalculated in a batch. This data includes all individual income for the survey respondent, so some of the people may have a wage job as well as other income sources. I did not limit to wage income, because many occupations have high portions of entrepreneurs (CEOs, doctors, tradespeople).Exclusions and Filters Applied:
- Filtered for people who reported working at least 30 hours a week.
- High School Graduates and GED graduates were original 2 separate categories that I combined.
- Anything below High School Graduates is combined into a separate category. I did not include these on the page for space reason but I can. The data has data for associate degree holders and some college and these values are mostly in between the high school and bachelors samples. There doesn't seem to be a significant difference between some college and an associates degree.
- All ages are included and not separated. I did some initial testing and there is a difference if the data is split out by age, but I wasn't able to consolidate the data into a way that would make it fast to interact with and avoid being too complicated.
- There may be some confusion around a masters degree vs a professional degree beyond a masters. This was a distinction made in the original raw data that I decided to keep. Because the data is collected by polling people individually, some of the respondents may have mixed up the difference depending on how they phrased their response.
- Masters Degree : MBA, Masters in Something
- Professional Degree beyond a Bachelors Degree: Law Degree, Medical School, generally these degrees are credentials for specific careers.
- Doctoral Degree: PHd