Administration Clerk Salary

Administration Clerks in the United States take home approximately $13.81 per hour on average. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are far more female Administration Clerks who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 85 percent. While about one in four report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$25,197 - $82,843
$25K
$37K
$83K
MEDIAN: $37,333
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50%
90%

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$9.92 - $20.51
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MEDIAN: $13.81
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$25,197 - $82,843  
   
Bonus
$795 - $25,168  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,185 - $54,270  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 121
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.92 - $20.51  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.27  
Overtime
$9.93 - $38.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$795 - $25,168  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,185 - $54,270  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 233

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Job Description for Administration Clerk

Administration clerks are different from administrative assistants (secretaries). The distinguishing factor between the two positions is that a secretary is most often focused on daily activities, whereas an administration clerk is responsible for keeping general operations running efficiently. Administration clerks also typically work for more than one person with little to no direct supervision.

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Administration Clerk Tasks

  • Answer multi-line phones.
  • Type labels, envelopes or brief correspondence.
  • Files reports as they are completed.
  • Promptly and effectively deal with guest complaints and requests.
  • Greet and direct visitors.

Common Career Paths for Administration Clerk


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As Administration Clerks transition into upper-level roles such as Office Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Office Managers earn $39K on average per year.

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Popular Skills for Administration Clerk


Administration Clerks seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Collections, Microsoft Office, Office Administration, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service, Data Entry, and Billing. Those proficient in Data Entry are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Administration Clerk

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $30K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $32K. Administration Clerks claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $35K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $34K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,757

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Administration Clerks that is 29 percent greater than the national average, Chicago offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Administration Clerks will also find cushy salaries in New York (+23 percent) and Atlanta (+14 percent). Administration Clerks in Las Vegas earn salaries far below the national average by 21 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field.

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Q: What is it like working as an Administration Clerk?

Administration Clerk in Honolulu:
"It takes time."
Pros: Interacting with other people and having the opportunity to work alongside as and team.
Cons: Not getting enough pay for the many things I have to deal with everyday. For example, I train so many people every day. I make sure everyone is doing their job. I stay back after my shift is done due to people leaving early without a good excuse to do so. I work fulltime and go to college fulltime. So having me working with the company is a big help.

Administration Clerk in Warren:
"Corporate culture, high stress levels."
Pros: Being organized and keeping things in order and consistently accurate. I also enjoy balancing, tracking, and sometimes recording if required. Data entry is not my favorite.
Cons: I feel underpaid, mistreated, and like I have no future in the company I am in. It is expanding and has recently taken on new ownership.

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Key Stats for Administration Clerk

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Administration Clerk Salaries

▲9%

▲8%

▼0%

National Average
$32,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Administration Clerk Salaries

Collections
▲10%

National Average
$32,000



Office Administration
▼3%

▼4%

Billing
▼4%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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