Clerk Typist Salary

Clerk Typists in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $14.20 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $9.80 per hour to $20.52. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
Read More
$21,282 - $49,375
(Median)
$21K
$31K
$49K
MEDIAN: $30,984
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$9.80 - $20.52
(Median)
$9
$14
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$21,282 - $49,375  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,000  
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).
)
$20,810 - $45,015  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 115
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.80 - $20.52  
   
Overtime
$15.68 - $36.77  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,000  
   
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).
)
$20,810 - $45,015  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 132
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

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


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


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. Becoming an Administrative Assistant or a General Office Clerk is, however, a more typical career progression for Clerk Typists.

Clerk Typist Job Listings

Search for more jobs:


Professional skills reported by Clerk Typists are few in number. Typing and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Service. Aptitude in Customer Service tends to also indicate an understanding of Typing.

Pay by Experience Level for Clerk Typist

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


For many Clerk Typists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $28K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $32K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $34K in this role. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

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.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Clerk Typist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Clerk Typist Salaries

National Average
$31,000

Typing
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

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