A General Clerk earns an average wage of $13.37 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.

$17,954 - $40,268
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MEDIAN: $28,511
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$9.06 - $18.79
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MEDIAN: $13.37
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$17,954 - $40,268  
   
Bonus
$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).
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$18,867 - $39,832  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.06 - $18.79  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.00  
Overtime
$14.79 - $37.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$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).
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$18,867 - $39,832  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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

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

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Key Stats for General Clerk

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
050
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects General Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$28,000


Skills That Affect General Clerk Salaries

Phone Support
up arrow 38%

Typing
up arrow 14%

Data Entry
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$28,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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