Office Clerk, General Salary (United States)

The average rate for an Office Clerk, General is $11.81 per hour. A skill in Bookkeeping is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Office Clerk, General Total Pay (?
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$19,640 - $41,035
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $29,098
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Office Clerk, General Total Pay (?
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$8.67 - $16.20
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,640 - $41,035  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,233  
Profit Sharing
$77.57 - $2,061  
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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$18,415 - $36,671  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,050
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.67 - $16.20  
   
Overtime
$10.72 - $25.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,233  
   
Profit Sharing
$77.57 - $2,061  
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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$18,415 - $36,671  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,050
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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
  • 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 Office Clerk, General

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Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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Washington
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Dallas
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Phoenix
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Fresno
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Sacramento
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National Average
$25,000
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Office Clerk, General Reviews

What is it like working as an Office Clerk, General?
Office Clerk, General in Kennesaw:
"Create Efficiency And Organization"
Pros: I enjoy keeping my department in order and managing individual projects to make sure we stay on goal and be as efficient as possible.
Cons: I do not like people pushing off their work on to me. I also make less than anyone in the department despite my seniority.
Office Clerk, General in Ronkonkoma:
"Work Routine."
Pros: What I like about the job is that it is fairly simple to do and not much experience is needed to do it. If you can operate a computer then you can do the job after being guided a little.
Cons: What I like least is that it is a routine job without much variety in it. All you have to do is observe videos and file tickets. It gets repetitive after awhile but it is something that you just have to accept. In the end you are getting paid for something relatively easy to do.

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Experience Affects Office Clerk, General Salaries

National Average
$25,000

Skills That Affect Office Clerk, General Salaries

Bookkeeping
up arrow 18%
Accounts Payable
up arrow 4%
Office Administration
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%
Data Entry
0%
Microsoft Word
0%
Accounts Receivable
0%
National Average
$25,000
Customer Service
up arrow 1%
Filing
up arrow 1%
Typing
up arrow 1%
Accounting
up arrow 3%
Customer Relations
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 552 votes.

Gender

Female
83%
female alumni
 
Male
17%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 37%
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