Clerk Typist Salary

The larger portion of Clerk Typists in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $13.70 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $9.59 per hour and $20.11. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Clerk Typists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$19,600 - $47,428

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$9.59 - $20.11

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$19,600 - $47,428  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,003  
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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$19,892 - $44,239  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 118
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$9.59 - $20.11  
   
Overtime
$16.36 - $45.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,003  
   
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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$19,892 - $44,239  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 122
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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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Although some Clerk Typists become Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant, this progression is not the norm. However, the latter position does pay a little more at $35K. A more common career path for Clerk Typists is stepping into the role of Administrative Assistant or General Office Clerk.

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Job skills reported by Clerk Typists are limited. Typing and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service and Typing. Experience with Customer Service is often linked with knowledge of Typing.

Pay by Experience Level for Clerk Typist

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


Clerk Typists with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $28K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $32K. On average, Clerk Typists make $32K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $34K.

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Experience Affects Clerk Typist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Clerk Typist Salaries

National Average
$30,000

Typing
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 19%
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