A General Clerk earns an average wage of $13.23 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Phone Support, Typing, and Data Entry. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$19,046 - $41,217
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$19K
$28K
$41K
MEDIAN: $28,485
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$9.09 - $18.92
(Median)
$9
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$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,046 - $41,217  
   
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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$18,973 - $40,194  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.09 - $18.92  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.00  
Overtime
$15.10 - $24.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
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).
)
$18,973 - $40,194  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 132
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Job Description for General Clerk

A general clerk is often the unsung hero of an office. While the work may not be glamorous or require a great deal of formal education or training, a good general clerk can often be the difference between an efficient, well-run office and one that is disorganized and struggling to keep up. A general clerk is something of a jack-of-all trades; he/she will typically have a variety of administrative tasks that include, but are not limited to: answering, directing, and screening phone calls; word processing; document creation; filing, faxing, and copying; and other general office tasks.

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General Clerk Tasks

  • Open, sort and route incoming mail, answer correspondence and prepare outgoing mail.
  • Complete and mail bills, contracts, policies, invoices and checks.
  • Compile, copy, sort, and file records of office activities.
  • Answer phones, direct calls and take messages.
  • Operate office machines; photocopiers and scanners, facsimile machines, voice mail systems and personal computers.

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Pay by Experience Level for General Clerk

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

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Experience Affects General Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$28,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect General Clerk Salaries

Phone Support
up arrow 39%

Typing
up arrow 15%

Data Entry
up arrow 12%

National Average
$28,000

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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