Administration Clerk Salary

For Administration Clerks, hourly average wages total $13.71 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $9.70 per hour and $18.13. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Administration Clerks, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although roughly a fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. Administration Clerks who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 87 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$22,507 - $50,635
(Median)
$23K
$35K
$51K
MEDIAN: $35,270
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$9.70 - $18.13
(Median)
$9
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$22,507 - $50,635  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,038  
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $1,500  
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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$21,080 - $44,100  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 139
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.70 - $18.13  
   
Overtime
$13.18 - $26.63  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,038  
   
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $1,500  
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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$21,080 - $44,100  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 312

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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

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

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Popular Skills for Administration Clerk


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Administration Clerks who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Billing, Data Entry, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people skilled in Data Entry are similarly competent in Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Administration Clerk

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


Administration Clerks do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $28K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $32K. Administration Clerks claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $33K. Administration Clerks with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

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Experience Affects Administration Clerk Salaries




National Average
$31,000


Skills That Affect Administration Clerk Salaries

Microsoft Excel
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Billing
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National Average
$31,000

Data Entry
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 84 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 26%