A Clerical Assistant earns an average wage of $11.80 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Clerical Assistant Total Pay (?
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$19,244 - $38,095
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MEDIAN: $28,412
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Clerical Assistant Total Pay (?
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$8.65 - $15.99
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$19,244 - $38,095  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,532  
Profit Sharing
$147.40 - $2,056  
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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$18,255 - $35,559  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,059
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.65 - $15.99  
   
Overtime
$8.86 - $22.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,532  
   
Profit Sharing
$147.40 - $2,056  
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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$18,255 - $35,559  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,059
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Job Description for Clerical Assistant
Clerical assistants' jobs almost always take place inside an office environment, and thus almost always during regular business hours (although this can vary depending on the company). Clerical assistants are the jacks-of-all trades in an office environment. Specifically, they are usually required to handle a lot of telephone duty: They answer and screen calls, and make phone calls on behalf of supervisors in the office.
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Clerical Assistant Tasks
  • Open, sort and route incoming mail, answer correspondence and prepare outgoing mail.
  • Complete and mail bills, contracts, policies, invoices and checks.
  • Compile, copy, sort, and file records of office activities.
  • Answer phones, direct calls and take messages.
  • Operate office machines; photocopiers and scanners, facsimile machines, voice mail systems and personal computers.
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Pay by Experience Level for Clerical Assistant
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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$25,000
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Experience Affects Clerical Assistant Salaries

National Average
$25,000

Skills That Affect Clerical Assistant Salaries

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Typing
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$25,000
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Gender
Female
92%
female alumni
 
Male
8%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 36%
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