Records Clerk or Assistant

Records clerks and assistants maintain and update electronic and/or hard copy documents, correspondence and other records, and organise their storage.


  • Performs specialised clerical tasks in connection with conveyancing, litigation and the maintenance of medical records.
  • Copies or duplicates documents or other records.
  • Classifies, files, archives and locates documents and other records.
  • Examines and sorts incoming material.

Typical Education Level

Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 20% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data


Average annual earnings

The current average wage for records clerk or assistant is £19,520

3,654 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 3,654. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.


Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for records clerk or assistant roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £19,520 per year. That is about £1,627 per month or £10.01 per hour. New workers generally start on £10,172, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £30,899

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 3,654 people are employed in the region.

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