Administration Clerk Salary

The average Administration Clerk in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $13.88 per hour. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Administration Clerks (85 percent) who participated in the survey are women. The majority of Administration Clerks claim high levels of job satisfaction. About one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,925 - $78,026
$25K
$37K
$78K
MEDIAN: $37,102
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50%
90%

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$9.92 - $20.64
$9
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$21
MEDIAN: $13.88
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$24,925 - $78,026  
   
Bonus
$700 - $25,000  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$21,205 - $53,305  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 122
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.92 - $20.64  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.27  
Overtime
$9.79 - $37.63  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$700 - $25,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$21,205 - $53,305  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 243

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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.

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Administration Clerks' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as an Office Manager. The average Office Manager brings home $39K per year.

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Popular Skills for Administration Clerk


Survey results imply that Administration Clerks put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Collections, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Office Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service, Data Entry, and Billing. Most people experienced in Data Entry also know Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Administration Clerk

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


For Administration Clerks, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. 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 $34K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $38K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,737

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

Chicago is home to an above-average pay rate for Administration Clerks, 29 percent higher than the national average. Administration Clerks will also find cushy salaries in New York (+23 percent) and Atlanta (+14 percent). Compared to the national average, Las Vegas Administration Clerks have considerably lower salaries, 21 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession.

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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 43 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Administration Clerk Salaries

▲20%

▲7%

▼0%

National Average
$32,000

▼6%

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 43 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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