General Clerk Salary

A General Clerk earns an average wage of $13.52 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Phone Support and Typing. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$17,206 - $53,525
$17K
$29K
$54K
MEDIAN: $28,845
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50%
90%

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$9.14 - $18.28
$9
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $13.50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$17,206 - $53,525  
   
Bonus
$900  
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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$18,928 - $39,795  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.14 - $18.28  
   
Overtime
$13.81 - $42.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$900  
   
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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$18,928 - $39,795  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 129

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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

  • Answer phones, direct calls and take messages.
  • Operate office machines; photocopiers and scanners, facsimile machines, voice mail systems and personal computers.
  • Maintain and update filing, inventory, mailing and database systems.
  • Open, sort and route incoming mail, answer correspondence and prepare outgoing mail.
  • Complete and mail bills, contracts, policies, invoices and checks.

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Pay by Experience Level for General Clerk

Pay by Experience for a General Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level General Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 92 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A General Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 37 salaries. An experienced General Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 31 salaries. A General Clerk 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 15 salaries.

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Key Stats for General Clerk

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects General Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
▲18%

Mid-Career
▲11%

Experienced
▲10%

National Average
$29,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect General Clerk Salaries

Phone Support
▲36%

Typing
▲12%

Data Entry
▲8%

Microsoft Office
▼0%

National Average
$29,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 18%
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