Clerk Typist Salary

For Clerk Typists, hourly average wages total $13.55 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $9.28 per hour to $20.06. A strong majority enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half. The majority of Clerk Typists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Clerk Typists who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 90 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$19,550 - $47,519
(Median)
$20K
$31K
$48K
MEDIAN: $30,816
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50%
90%

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$9.28 - $20.06
(Median)
$9
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $13.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$19,550 - $47,519  
   
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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$19,481 - $44,239  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 117
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$9.28 - $20.06  
   
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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$19,481 - $44,239  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 123
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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. Becoming an Administrative Assistant is, more often than not, the most common role that Clerk Typists move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $31K. Another frequent advance is for Clerk Typists to assume a General Office Clerk role; in this role, workers often earn $25K.

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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Clerk Typists who took the survey. 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. Customer Service and Typing are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Clerk Typist

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


For Clerk Typists, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $27K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $31K. Clerk Typists bring in $32K after working for 10 to 20 years. After two decades in the workforce, the average Clerk Typist generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $34K.

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Experience Affects Clerk Typist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

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 40 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 19%
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