Office Clerk, General Salary

For General Office Clerks, hourly average wages total $12.53 per hour. The company is the main element affecting pay for this group — the particular city and tenure are driving factors as well. Work is enjoyable for General Office Clerks, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of General Office Clerks who took the survey — 84 percent to be exact. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — two in five lack coverage. On the flip side, a majority have medical insurance and more than two-fifths receive dental plans. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$19,266 - $47,911
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$48K
MEDIAN: $30,651
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$9.51 - $17.27
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$0$47K
Salary $19,266 - $47,911
Bonus $197.74 - $4,836
Profit Sharing $1,000
Commission $3,000
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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$19,869 - $39,287
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 375
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $9.51 - $17.27
Hourly Tips $0.57
Overtime $12.36 - $26.33
Annual Data $0$39K
Bonus $197.74 - $4,836
Commission $3,000
Profit Sharing $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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$19,869 - $39,287
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,552

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Job Description for Office Clerk, General

General office clerks are responsible for a variety of duties in an office setting, which can include answering phone calls, filing documents, and conducting data entry. Tasks can involve a certain level of both physical and mental stamina; general office clerks may be required to be on their feet or sitting in place for long hours. Performing many tasks at once or on deadline also is common. As a result, communication skills, organization, and multitasking are beneficial for general office clerks. General office clerks are present in many different environments, such as schools, hospitals, and government offices. Their work area may be adjacent to a supervisor's office or at the front end of a business. Depending on the size of the organization or institution, general office clerks may be expected to work alone or as part of a group. Supervision may be done directly by a business owner or under a team manager. General office clerks work in either a part- or full-time capacity, so hours vary across different settings.

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Office Clerk, General 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.

Common Career Paths for Office Clerk, General


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There are some General Office Clerks — though it's uncommon — that transition into Registered Nurses, where earnings are an average $56K annually. General Office Clerks typically move into roles as Administrative Assistants or Office Managers, and those positions pay $4K more and $11K more, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Office Clerk, General


Known for taking on a considerable number of General Office Clerks, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., U.S. Postal Service (USPS), The Home Depot Inc., Safeway, Inc., and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc are leading firms in the industry. U.S. Postal Service (USPS) attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $40K.

Popular Skills for Office Clerk, General


Survey takers working as General Office Clerks report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Bookkeeping, Accounts Payable, Office Management, and Accounts Receivable are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 10 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Relations and Cash Handling. Those proficient in Customer Service are, more often than not, also skilled in Filing and Typing.

Pay by Experience Level for Office Clerk, General

Pay by Experience for an Office Clerk, General has a positive trend. An entry-level Office Clerk, General with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 1,114 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Office Clerk, General with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 510 salaries. An experienced Office Clerk, General which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 430 salaries. An Office Clerk, General with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 192 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $27,210

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for General Office Clerks, San Diego offers exceptional salaries, 18 percent above the national average. General Office Clerks will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+17 percent), Chicago (+14 percent), Philadelphia (+13 percent), and New York (+12 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 10 percent south of the national average, can be found in Jacksonville. Employers also pay below the national average in Miami (8 percent lower) and Cleveland (6 percent lower).

Office Clerk, General Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Office Clerk, General?

Office Clerk, General in Garden City:
"It's busy."
Pros: It's productive, it's fast faced.
Cons: Management has unrealistic goals, mistreatment.

Office Clerk, General in Charlotte:
Pros: Organize paper work.
Cons: Poor English and no degree.

Office Clerk, General in Lewisville:
"Wonderful Experience."
Pros: I like that I able to be a little more independent with what needs to be done. I have my own office and do whatever I need to do. The environment and the people that I work with are amazing. We are a team.
Cons: The frustration that the customers get when they come into the office with a complaint about their water bill. I also, don't like how people underestimate me and think that I am not capable enough to help them just because of my age.

Office Clerk, General in St. John:
"The Low."
Pros: Laid back enviroment.
Cons: Pay.

Office Clerk, General in Austin:
Pros: Building dream daily and the satisfaction of servicing the customer needs.
Cons: The pay and lack of promoting from within.

Office Clerk, General in Tarrant:
"Never boring."
Pros: People.
Cons:

Office Clerk, General in Buffalo:
Pros:
Cons: There is salary cap that is reached after 5 years. After year 5, there are no more raises. Also, there is very little overtime allowed for the position.

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Key Stats for Office Clerk, General

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 312 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Office Clerk, General Salaries

▲14%

▲8%

▲3%

National Average
$27,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Office Clerk, General Salaries

Bookkeeping
▲10%


Office Management
▲5%




▲1%

Microsoft Office
▼0%


National Average
$27,000

Data Entry
▼1%


▼2%

▼2%


Customer Relations
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 312 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 41%
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