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General Clerk Salary

A General Clerk earns an average wage of $12.72 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Typing, Data Entry, and Customer Service. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$21,330 - $39,381
(Median)
$21K
$30K
$39K
MEDIAN: $30,289
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$8.80 - $18.04
(Median)
$8
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$21,330 - $39,381  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
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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$19,139 - $38,929  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.80 - $18.04  
   
Overtime
$2.91 - $24.86  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
   
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).
)
$19,139 - $38,929  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 134

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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 20%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$28,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect General Clerk Salaries

Typing
up arrow 17%

Data Entry
up arrow 14%

Customer Service
up arrow 11%

National Average
$28,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 23%