The average Entry-Level Clerical Assistant can expect to rake in roughly $11.94 per hour. The majority of Entry-Level Clerical Assistants claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although slightly less than half lack health benefits of any kind, nearly one-half do enjoy medical insurance, and about two in five get dental coverage, too. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$18,656 - $39,594
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MEDIAN: $26,058
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$9.19 - $15.46
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$18,656 - $39,594  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,959  
Total Pay (?
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$19,088 - $33,723  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 77
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.19 - $15.46  
   
Overtime
$13.23 - $21.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,959  
   
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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$19,088 - $33,723  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 359

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $25,139

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With a pay rate for Entry-Level Clerical Assistants that is 29 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Clerical Assistants will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+9 percent) and Chicago (+7 percent).

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
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.
068
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
17%
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Skills That Affect Clerical Assistant Salaries

Scheduling
up arrow 13%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Data Entry
0%

Phone Support
0%

Typing
0%

National Average
$25,000

Filing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 51%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 47%
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