Clerk Typist Salary

Most Clerk Typists in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $13.82 per hour. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Clerk Typists. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly one-fifth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by the larger part. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$21,713 - $50,892
$22K
$34K
$51K
MEDIAN: $33,724
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$9.73 - $19.56
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MEDIAN: $13.82
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$21,713 - $50,892  
   
Bonus
$200.00  
Total Pay (?
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$20,964 - $44,303  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 78
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$9.73 - $19.56  
   
Overtime
$13.09 - $59.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$200.00  
   
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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$20,964 - $44,303  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 98

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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

  • 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.
  • Preforms clerical duties as needed, such as data entry, answering telephone, and bookkeeping.
  • Updates and maintains files, records and other written materials.

Common Career Paths for Clerk Typist


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It is somewhat unusual to come across Clerk Typists who move on to become Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistants, but it does happen from time to time, and the median salary for that position sits slightly higher at $35K. Becoming an Administrative Assistant or a General Office Clerk is, however, a more typical career progression for Clerk Typists.

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Popular Skills for Clerk Typist


Clerk Typists who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Customer Service and Data Entry are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 6 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Most people experienced in Customer Service also know Data Entry.

Pay by Experience Level for Clerk Typist

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


For Clerk Typists, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. 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 $33K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After working for 10 to 20 years, Clerk Typists make a median salary of $34K. Clerk Typists with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

Clerk Typist Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Clerk Typist?

Clerk Typist in Chicago:
"There were no surprises."
Pay attention to instructions and watch deadlines. Be prompt and complete each task. Be ready for change and be open minded for new opportunities.

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Key Stats for Clerk Typist

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Clerk Typist Salaries

Late-Career
▲11%

Experienced
▲9%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
▼10%

Skills That Affect Clerk Typist Salaries


Data Entry
▲5%

▲3%

National Average
$31,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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