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What Do Statement Clerk Do?

Career Description Prepare and distribute bank statements to customers, answer inquiries, and reconcile discrepancies in records and accounts.

Statement Clerk Responsibilities

  • Load machines with statements, cancelled checks, or envelopes to prepare statements for distribution to customers or stuff envelopes by hand.
  • Encode and cancel checks, using bank machines.
  • Maintain files of canceled checks and customers’ signatures.
  • Fix minor problems, such as equipment jams, and notify repair personnel of major equipment problems.
  • Weigh envelopes containing statements to determine correct postage and affix postage, using stamps or metering equipment.
  • Match statements with batches of canceled checks by account numbers.

What Every Statement Clerk Should Know

Below is a list of the skills most Statement Clerks say are important on the job.

Reading Comprehension: Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Service Orientation: Actively looking for ways to help people.

Complex Problem Solving: Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Types of Statement Clerk

  • Item Processing Clerk
  • Statement Clerk
  • Financial Processor
  • Operations Clerk
  • Statement Processor

Job Outlook for Statement Clerks

There were about 501,000 jobs for Statement Clerk in 2016 (in the United States). New jobs are being produced at a rate of 14.1% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 70,600 new jobs for Statement Clerk by 2026. The BLS estimates 59,500 yearly job openings in this field.

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The states with the most job growth for Statement Clerk are Utah, Arizona, and Colorado. Watch out if you plan on working in Maine, Mississippi, or Rhode Island. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Salary for a Statement Clerk

Statement Clerks make between $26,840 and $55,500 a year.

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Statement Clerks who work in District of Columbia, Alaska, or Connecticut, make the highest salaries.

Below is a list of the median annual salaries for Statement Clerks in different U.S. states.

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $34,760
Alaska $45,290
Arizona $38,250
Arkansas $33,390
California $44,080
Colorado $41,060
Connecticut $45,180
Delaware $42,780
District of Columbia $63,020
Florida $36,320
Georgia $37,400
Hawaii $41,650
Idaho $37,470
Illinois $41,980
Indiana $36,220
Iowa $38,810
Kansas $36,600
Kentucky $34,550
Louisiana $34,750
Maine $37,000
Maryland $39,690
Massachusetts $44,550
Michigan $37,850
Minnesota $42,060
Mississippi $32,680
Missouri $36,150
Montana $35,870
Nebraska $36,860
Nevada $38,800
New Hampshire $41,050
New Jersey $42,710
New Mexico $35,290
New York $43,840
North Carolina $37,080
North Dakota $41,120
Ohio $37,840
Oklahoma $34,900
Oregon $41,370
Pennsylvania $39,050
Rhode Island $40,210
South Carolina $35,380
South Dakota $31,990
Tennessee $36,710
Texas $37,620
Utah $37,690
Vermont $41,110
Virginia $40,570
Washington $43,360
West Virginia $32,340
Wisconsin $38,490
Wyoming $39,970

What Tools do Statement Clerks Use?

Although they’re not necessarily needed for all jobs, the following technologies are used by many Statement Clerks:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Access
  • Word processing software
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Project
  • Optical character recognition OCR software

How do I Become a Statement Clerk?

Are there Statement Clerks education requirements?

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How Long Does it Take to Become a Statement Clerk?

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Where Statement Clerks Are Employed

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The table below shows the approximate number of Statement Clerks employed by various industries.

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Those who work as a Statement Clerk sometimes switch careers to one of these choices:

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