Administration Clerks in the United States take home approximately $13.79 per hour on average. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Administration Clerks enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. About a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. Administration Clerks who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 84 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$24,793 - $78,297
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$25K
$37K
$78K
MEDIAN: $37,121
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$9.85 - $20.16
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$24,793 - $78,297  
   
Bonus
$300.00 - $25,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,250  
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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$21,095 - $51,789  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 121
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.85 - $20.16  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.27  
Overtime
$13.92 - $36.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$300.00 - $25,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,250  
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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$21,095 - $51,789  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 247
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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.

Common Career Paths for Administration Clerk


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Advancing into an Office Manager role seems to be a popular career move for Administration Clerks, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $38K per year.

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Popular Skills for Administration Clerk


Administration Clerks report using a wide range of professional 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 and Data Entry. 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $29K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $32K. Administration Clerks bring in $34K after working for 10 to 20 years. As Administration Clerks reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $39K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,444

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

Chicago offers some of the highest pay in the country for Administration Clerks, 35 percent above the national average. Administration Clerks will also find cushy salaries in New York (+23 percent) and Atlanta (+15 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in an Administration Clerk's salary, with Las Vegas Administration Clerks earning salaries that are 21 percent less than the national average.

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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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Experience Affects Administration Clerk Salaries




National Average
$31,000


Skills That Affect Administration Clerk Salaries

Collections
up arrow 11%

National Average
$31,000

Microsoft Office
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Office Administration
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Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Billing
up arrow 3%

Data Entry
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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