Clerical Assistant Salary (United States)

A Clerical Assistant earns an average wage of $11.96 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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$20,124 - $38,826
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $28,654
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Clerical Assistant Total Pay (?
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$8.81 - $16.23
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$20,124 - $38,826  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,034  
Profit Sharing
$147.40 - $865  
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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$18,738 - $35,878  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,004
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.81 - $16.23  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.28  
Overtime
$9.00 - $23.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,034  
   
Profit Sharing
$147.40 - $865  
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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$18,738 - $35,878  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,004
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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.

Common Career Paths for Clerical Assistant

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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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Philadelphia
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Los Angeles
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National Average
$26,000
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Experience Affects Clerical Assistant Salaries

National Average
$26,000

Skills That Affect Clerical Assistant Salaries

Customer Service
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Microsoft Office
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Typing
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Data Entry
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National Average
$26,000
Microsoft Excel
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Filing
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Gender

Female
92%
female alumni
 
Male
8%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 35%
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