An Office Clerk, General earns an average wage of $11.70 per hour. 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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$19,372 - $40,684
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MEDIAN: $28,761
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Office Clerk, General Total Pay (?
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$8.55 - $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,372 - $40,684  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,448  
Profit Sharing
$61.83 - $3,394  
Commission
$0.00 - $2,358  
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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$18,168 - $36,219  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,410
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.55 - $16.00  
   
Overtime
$10.78 - $25.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,448  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $2,358  
Profit Sharing
$61.83 - $3,394  
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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$18,168 - $36,219  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,410
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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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$25,000
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Experience Affects Office Clerk, General Salaries

National Average
$25,000

Skills That Affect Office Clerk, General Salaries

Microsoft Excel
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Office Administration
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Microsoft Office
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Data Entry
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Microsoft Word
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Typing
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National Average
$25,000
Customer Service
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Filing
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Gender
Female
82%
female alumni
 
Male
18%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
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: 38%
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