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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 $13.67 per hour. Pay generally varies between $9.41 per hour and $20.16. Most Clerk Typists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and the larger part have dental coverage, close to one-fifth claim no health benefits at all. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$19,742 - $47,146
(Median)
$20K
$30K
$47K
MEDIAN: $30,494
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$9.41 - $20.16
(Median)
$9
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$19,742 - $47,146  
   
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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$19,735 - $44,172  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 111
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$9.41 - $20.16  
   
Overtime
$16.24 - $46.29  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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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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$19,735 - $44,172  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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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For Clerk Typists, advancing into an Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant role, for which the median salary is $35K, is not common but it does happen. The most common career progression for Clerk Typists leads to becoming an Administrative Assistant, where average pay is $31K annually. However, many Clerk Typists also opt to become General Office Clerks. Typically, a General Office Clerk brings home $25K.

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Typical Clerk Typists report a focused set of job skills. Typing and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Clerk Typist

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $28K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $31K. Clerk Typists see a median salary of $32K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $34K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Clerk Typist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Clerk Typist Salaries

National Average
$30,000

Typing
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 20%
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