The average rate for a Clerical Assistant is $12.40 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in Microsoft Word is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
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$9.69 - $16.82
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$19,596 - $43,917  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,041  
Total Pay (?
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$20,167 - $37,189  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 159
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.69 - $16.82  
   
Overtime
$13.34 - $21.59  
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,041  
   
Total Pay (?
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$20,167 - $37,189  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 583

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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

  • Answer phones, direct calls and take messages.
  • Operate office machines; photocopiers and scanners, facsimile machines, voice mail systems and personal computers.
  • Maintain and update filing, inventory, mailing and database systems.
  • Open, sort and route incoming mail, answer correspondence and prepare outgoing mail.
  • Complete and mail bills, contracts, policies, invoices and checks.

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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

National Average: $26,678

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Clerical Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Clerical Assistant?

Clerical Assistant in New Haven:
"Health clerical assistant."
Pros: Answering calls, Utilizing a computerize system, Filing, stock supplies, assist nurses with health screenings for children ages 2-5 such as Height & weight, Vision, and Hearing, Data entry via COPA system, Communicate with staff and parents about health requirements and events. Utilize an OAE, Pilot test and Sure sight vision screening system.
Cons: Hours lost due to holidays and closings,

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Key Stats for Clerical Assistant

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 86 votes.
040
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Clerical Assistant Salaries




National Average
$27,000


Skills That Affect Clerical Assistant Salaries

Microsoft Word
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Scheduling
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Bilingual
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Microsoft Excel
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$27,000



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Insurance
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 86 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 41%
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