Administration Clerk Salary

Earnings for Administration Clerks in the United States come in at around $13.72 per hour on average. Compensation ranges between $9.75 per hour and $18.26. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority (87 percent) of Administration Clerks who took the survey are female. Although about a fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and the larger part get dental coverage, too. Most Administration Clerks report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$22,750 - $51,869
(Median)
$23K
$35K
$52K
MEDIAN: $35,328
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$9.75 - $18.26
(Median)
$9
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$22,750 - $51,869  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,000  
Profit Sharing
$688 - $2,035  
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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$21,021 - $45,235  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 152
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.75 - $18.26  
   
Overtime
$12.45 - $26.96  
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.
)
$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$688 - $2,035  
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).
)
$21,021 - $45,235  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 331
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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


Administration Clerks report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Collections, Microsoft Excel, Billing, and Data Entry are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service. It is often found that people who know Data Entry are 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.


For many Administration Clerks, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $28K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $32K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Administration Clerks make a median salary 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

Collections
up arrow 14%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Billing
0%

National Average
$31,000

Data Entry
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 26%
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