Administration Clerk Salary

Administration Clerks in the United States can expect wages of $13.72 per hour on average. Earnings generally vary between $9.76 per hour and $18.54. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Administration Clerks claim high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — about a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. Women account for the majority of Administration Clerks who took the survey — 87 percent to be exact. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$22,964 - $54,175

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$9.76 - $18.54

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$22,964 - $54,175  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,037  
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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$21,052 - $46,096  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 163
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.76 - $18.54  
   
Overtime
$12.70 - $27.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,037  
   
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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$21,052 - $46,096  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 343
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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 generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. 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 Office Administration and Customer Service. Those familiar with Data Entry also tend to know Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Administration Clerk

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


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $28K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $32K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Administration Clerks make a median salary of $33K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

Administration Clerk Reviews

What is it like working as an Administration Clerk?

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 13%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

National Average
$31,000

Data Entry
up arrow 1%

Billing
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 15%

Office Administration
up arrow 19%

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
39%
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: 25%
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