Clerk Typist Salary

Most Clerk Typists in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $13.85 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $9.41 per hour and $21.12. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A strong majority enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$19,696 - $46,264
(Median)
$20K
$30K
$46K
MEDIAN: $30,389
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$9.41 - $21.12
(Median)
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$21
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$19,696 - $46,264  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,162  
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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$19,714 - $44,572  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 110
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$9.41 - $21.12  
   
Overtime
$16.36 - $51.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,162  
   
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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$19,714 - $44,572  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | 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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It doesn't happen often, but some Clerk Typists do move on to become Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistants. The average pay for that role is slightly higher at $35K per year. Moving from a Clerk Typist to Administrative Assistant or General Office Clerk is a more common career path, however.

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Clerk Typists typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Customer Service and Typing are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Typing.

Pay by Experience Level for Clerk Typist

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Clerk Typists — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $28K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $31K on average. Clerk Typists see a median salary of $31K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $35K.

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Experience Affects Clerk Typist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Clerk Typist Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

National Average
$30,000

Typing
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 19%