Women account for the majority of Clerk Typists in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $13.75 per hour. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although nearly one in five lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and the larger part get dental coverage, too. The majority of Clerk Typists claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$21,512 - $51,349
(Median)
$22K
$32K
$51K
MEDIAN: $31,790
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$9.28 - $19.61
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$21,512 - $51,349  
   
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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$20,380 - $43,459  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 73
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$9.28 - $19.61  
   
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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$20,380 - $43,459  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 95
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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 it's unusual, some Clerk Typists transition into jobs as Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistants. The latter group reports earning a slightly lower median of $35K per year, though. A more common career path for Clerk Typists is stepping into the role of Administrative Assistant or General Office Clerk.

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Popular Skills for Clerk Typist


Clerk Typists report a focused set of job skills. Those familiar with Customer Service, Data Entry and Typing will likely experience a boost in pay, earning between 4 percent to 10 percent above the national average. Most people familiar with 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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $27K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $31K. On average, Clerk Typists make $34K following one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $35K on average.

Clerk Typist Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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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Experience Affects Clerk Typist Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Clerk Typist Salaries


Data Entry
up arrow 9%

Typing
up arrow 4%

National Average
$30,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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