Clerk Typist Salary

Most Clerk Typists in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $14.05 per hour. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Some workers in this field — between a fifth and a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by the greater part. The majority of Clerk Typists claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$20,110 - $50,459
$20K
$34K
$50K
MEDIAN: $33,751
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50%
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$9.81 - $19.69
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$14
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MEDIAN: $14.05
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,110 - $50,459  
   
Bonus
$600  
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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$20,467 - $45,325  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 74
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$9.81 - $19.69  
   
Overtime
$13.18 - $59.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$600  
   
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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$20,467 - $45,325  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 91

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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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Clerk Typists may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Office Manager. The latter position pays an average of $39K annually. It is not unusual for a Clerk Typist to become an Administrative Assistant or an Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant.

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Popular Skills for Clerk Typist


Clerk Typists report a focused set of job skills. Data Entry and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 4 percent and 3 percent, respectively. Most people experienced in Customer Service also know Data Entry.

Pay by Experience Level for Clerk Typist

Pay by Experience for a Clerk Typist has a positive trend. An entry-level Clerk Typist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 75 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Clerk Typist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 46 salaries. An experienced Clerk Typist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 50 salaries. A Clerk Typist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 26 salaries.

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Key Stats for Clerk Typist

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Clerk Typist Salaries

▲8%

Late-Career
▲8%

▲6%

National Average
$31,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Clerk Typist Salaries

Data Entry
▲4%


▲1%

National Average
$31,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 22%
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