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Clerk Typist Salary

Most Clerk Typists in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $13.92 per hour. Compensation ranges from $9.69 per hour on the lower end to $21.36 on the higher end. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$19,600 - $45,626
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MEDIAN: $29,857
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$9.69 - $21.36
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$19,600 - $45,626  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,207  
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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$20,048 - $44,685  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 108
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$9.69 - $21.36  
   
Overtime
$16.13 - $51.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,207  
   
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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$20,048 - $44,685  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 121
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Job Description for Clerk Typist

Every company needs an individual who can keep records of important information, answer phone calls, speak to clients, organize business meetings, process payroll, and perform many other tasks. These are the responsibilities of clerk typists, who are an integral part of companies all over the world.

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Clerk Typist Tasks

  • Preforms clerical duties as needed, such as data entry, answering telephone, and bookkeeping.
  • Updates and maintains files, records and other written materials.
  • Transfer handwritten information onto word processor in a final polished form.
  • Process travel needs including itinerary for air, car, train, hotel and other travel arrangements.

Common Career Paths for Clerk Typist


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Though not the norm, some Clerk Typists do take on roles like Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistants, where average pay is slightly higher — $35K annually. More often than not, Administrative Assistant role is the next step for Clerk Typists moving up in the field. Administrative Assistants usually make $31K per year. Many other Clerk Typists choose to take on a General Office Clerk role, where salaries are typically $25K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Clerk Typist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Clerk Typists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $28K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $31K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Clerk Typists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $31K. Clerk Typists who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $34K.

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Experience Affects Clerk Typist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 19%