Administration Clerk Salary

The average Administration Clerk in the United States earns approximately $13.71 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $9.75 per hour and $18.46. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all — one-fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. Job satisfaction for Administration Clerks is high. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 87 percent of Administration Clerks are female. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$22,811 - $52,925
(Median)
$23K
$35K
$53K
MEDIAN: $35,311
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$9.75 - $18.46
(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$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$22,811 - $52,925  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,996  
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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$21,009 - $45,385  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 155
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.75 - $18.46  
   
Overtime
$12.54 - $26.89  
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 - $1,996  
   
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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$21,009 - $45,385  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 342
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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


Survey results show that Administration Clerks use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Collections, Microsoft Excel, Billing, and Data Entry are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service. Most people who know 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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $28K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $32K. Administration Clerks see a median salary of $33K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

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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 82 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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