Administration Clerk Salary

Administration Clerks in the United States pull down an average of $13.83 per hour. Residence and career duration 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 around one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and the greater part get dental coverage, too. The vast majority of Administration Clerks (87 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$22,982 - $57,742
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$23K
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MEDIAN: $35,679
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$9.87 - $19.23
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$22,982 - $57,742  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,300  
Profit Sharing
$850  
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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$21,190 - $47,954  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 182
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.87 - $19.23  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.27  
Overtime
$11.86 - $27.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,300  
   
Profit Sharing
$850  
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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$21,190 - $47,954  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 380
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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


Survey results show that Administration Clerks use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Collections, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Entry are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Service and Office Administration. 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.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $29K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $33K. On average, Administration Clerks make $33K following 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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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 12%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

National Average
$31,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Data Entry
up arrow 2%

Billing
up arrow 2%

Office Administration
up arrow 10%

Customer Service
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 84 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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