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Administration Clerk Salary

For Administration Clerks, hourly average wages total $13.73 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $9.64 per hour and $18.17. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. For the most part, Administration Clerks enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Administration Clerks (87 percent) who responded to the survey are women. While nearly one in four report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$22,507 - $51,248
(Median)
$23K
$35K
$51K
MEDIAN: $35,250
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$9.64 - $18.17
(Median)
$9
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$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
$22,507 - $51,248  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,035  
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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$20,963 - $44,607  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 149
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.64 - $18.17  
   
Overtime
$13.09 - $26.66  
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 - $2,035  
   
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).
)
$20,963 - $44,607  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 318

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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 who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Collections, Microsoft Excel, Billing, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. For most people, competency in Data Entry indicates knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Administration Clerk

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $28K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $32K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Administration Clerks bring in $33K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $34K on average.

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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%

National Average
$31,000

Data Entry
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Billing
up arrow 1%

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
38%
5-9 years
23%
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: 27%
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