Clerk Typist Salary (United States)

Clerk Typists in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $13.80 per hour for pay. Compensation generally starts at $9.73 per hour and does not exceed $21.31. Although about one-fifth lack health benefits of any kind, most do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this outline were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Clerk Typist Salary (?
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$19,797 - $44,748
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MEDIAN: $29,482
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Clerk Typist Salary (?
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$9.73 - $21.31
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$19,797 - $44,748  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,195  
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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$20,151 - $44,415  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 112
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$9.73 - $21.31  
   
Overtime
$17.27 - $51.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,195  
   
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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$20,151 - $44,415  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 131
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Job Description for Clerk Typist

  • 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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Though some Clerk Typists move into positions like Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant (where salaries climb an extra $5,869), this progression is not the norm. Going from Clerk Typist to Administrative Assistant is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are bigger by $1,387. Many others choose to work as General Office Clerks, where pay actually goes down by $4,634.

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Pay by Experience Level for Clerk Typist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
In five to 10 years time, starting salaries of $28K can reach $30K. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $30K. As Clerk Typists reach 20 years on the job, salary growth continues to be strong, with earnings averaging $35K. Those with more than 20 years of experience are scarcest in the field. Most typically, Clerk Typists report having spent one to 10 years on the job followed by those with 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Clerk Typist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
Experienced
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National Average
$29,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
95%
female alumni
 
Male
5%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 20%