Clerical Assistant Salary

A Clerical Assistant earns an average wage of $12.15 per hour. 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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$20,238 - $41,834
(Median)
$20K
$30K
$42K
MEDIAN: $29,537
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$9.17 - $16.46
(Median)
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$20,238 - $41,834  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,035  
Profit Sharing
$800  
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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$19,414 - $36,346  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 224
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.17 - $16.46  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$9.07 - $22.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,035  
   
Profit Sharing
$800  
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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$19,414 - $36,346  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 899
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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

National Average: $25,978

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Clerical Assistant Reviews

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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Experience Affects Clerical Assistant Salaries




National Average
$26,000


Skills That Affect Clerical Assistant Salaries

Phone Support
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Typing
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Data Entry
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$26,000

Filing
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 159 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
medical benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 38%
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