A Clerical Assistant earns an average wage of $12.37 per hour. A skill in Microsoft Word is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
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$19,570 - $44,548
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$45K
MEDIAN: $30,315
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$9.69 - $17.12
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$19,570 - $44,548  
   
Bonus
$11.63 - $2,061  
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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$20,210 - $37,644  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 161
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.69 - $17.12  
   
Overtime
$13.07 - $21.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$11.63 - $2,061  
   
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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$20,210 - $37,644  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 592
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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: $26,575

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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
$27,000


Skills That Affect Clerical Assistant Salaries

Microsoft Word
up arrow 11%

Scheduling
up arrow 9%

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$27,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Phone Support
up arrow 1%

Typing
up arrow 1%

Data Entry
up arrow 2%

Filing
up arrow 3%

Insurance
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
medical benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 40%
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