Entry-Level Administrative Clerk Salary

Commissions comprise a big part of overall income for Entry-Level Administrative Clerks. The median take-home amount in this area is around $28K, and on average, over a third of that final number comes from commissions. Although about a third lack health benefits of any kind, the greater part do enjoy medical insurance, and over one-half get dental coverage, too. Women make up the vast majority of Entry-Level Administrative Clerks (87 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$21,630 - $49,688
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$30K
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MEDIAN: $30,467
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$9.92 - $17.22
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MEDIAN: $13.14
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$21,630 - $49,688  
   
Bonus
$50.68 - $16,768  
Commission
$9,791  
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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$20,721 - $39,884  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 80
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.92 - $17.22  
   
Overtime
$15.53 - $32.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$50.68 - $16,768  
   
Commission
$9,791  
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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$20,721 - $39,884  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 300

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $28,254

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New Orleans offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Administrative Clerks, 49 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Administrative Clerks will also find cushy salaries in Minneapolis (+18 percent) and Chicago (+14 percent). The lowest-paying market is McAllen, which sits 32 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Los Angeles (4 percent lower) and Orlando (2 percent lower).

Administrative Clerk Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Administrative Clerk in Nashua:
You constantly learn new things in this position. Everyday is different. Problem solving skills and basic math (adding/subtracting/multiplication) skills are important to have. Being able to 'think outside the box' in researching discrepancies is a major plus. Organization skills are very important. Time management and planning ensure all tasks are completed timely.

Administrative Clerk in South Africa:
"The PDMS System."
Try to to be organised and follow their daily program. You have to do everything in the office, eg. Capturing data, balancing financial books, filing, typing question papers and letters. Making photocopies for the teachers. Be responsible for feeding scheme finances.

Key Stats for Administrative Clerk

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
20%
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Skills That Affect Administrative Clerk Salaries

Customer Relations
▲4%

Accounts Payable
▲3%

Data Processing
▲3%

Office Administration
▲1%

Microsoft Excel
▲1%

Filing
▲1%

National Average
$28,000


Microsoft Word
▼1%

▼3%

▼4%

Accounts Receivable
▼4%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 33%