Entry-Level Clerical Assistants can expect wages of $11.93 per hour on average. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and a little less than one-half lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by roughly one-half and dental coverage is claimed by roughly two-fifths. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$18,687 - $40,702
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$25K
$41K
MEDIAN: $25,399
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$9.20 - $15.61
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$18,687 - $40,702  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$19,091 - $33,923  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 78
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.20 - $15.61  
   
Overtime
$12.72 - $21.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,000  
   
Total Pay (?
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$19,091 - $33,923  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 370

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $25,056

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New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Clerical Assistants, 31 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Clerical Assistants will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+23 percent) and Philadelphia (+10 percent).

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"The In-basket is never empty."
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Key Stats for Clerical Assistant

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
18%
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Skills That Affect Clerical Assistant Salaries

Scheduling
up arrow 14%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Phone Support
up arrow 1%

Data Entry
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
91 %
Male
9 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 51%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
dental benefits
None: 47%
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