Entry-Level Clerical Assistant Salary

Entry-Level Clerical Assistants can expect wages of $12.10 per hour on average. The majority of Entry-Level Clerical Assistants claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Entry-Level Clerical Assistants (88 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Just over two-fifths of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, over one-half report medical coverage and more than two-fifths claim dental coverage as well. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$19,281 - $40,123
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$29K
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MEDIAN: $28,637
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$9.23 - $15.65
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MEDIAN: $12.10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,281 - $40,123  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,750  
Total Pay (?
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$19,212 - $34,285  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 73
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.23 - $15.65  
   
Overtime
$13.19 - $22.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,750  
   
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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$19,212 - $34,285  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 354

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $25,443

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For Entry-Level Clerical Assistants, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 24 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Clerical Assistants will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+8 percent) and Chicago (+5 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Miami, 2 percent below the national average.

Clerical Assistant Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Clerical Assistant in Yakima:
"The In-basket is never empty."
Try to be realistic about what you can accomplish in a day. Sometimes it is an impossibility to get to everything in your in-basket. Don't stress over the impossible.

Key Stats for Clerical Assistant

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
15%
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Skills That Affect Clerical Assistant Salaries

Scheduling
▲12%

Customer Service
▲2%

Microsoft Office
▲2%

Microsoft Excel
▲1%

Phone Support
▼0%

Typing
▼0%

National Average
$25,000

Data Entry
▼1%

Filing
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
no benefits
None: 44%
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