Temporary Office Assistant / Clerical Salary

Pay for Temporary Office Assistants in the United States sits in the ballpark of $12.37 per hour. Most Temporary Office Assistants survey respondents are women (76 percent). Just over one in five report receiving medical coverage from their employers and nearly one-sixth collect dental insurance. For the most part, Temporary Office Assistants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.

$20,000 - $49,132
$32K
MEDIAN: $32,000
50%

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$8.38 - $18.41
$8
$12
$18
MEDIAN: $12.37
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$32,000  
   
Total Pay (?
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$17,357 - $41,045  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$8.38 - $18.41  
   
Overtime
$15.10 - $37.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Total Pay (?
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$17,357 - $41,045  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 87

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Job Description for Temporary Office Assistant / Clerical

Temporary office assistants in clerical work typically fill a position in a company for a short period of time, usually a few months or less, and positions can be either full-time or part-time. Some temporary assistants replace permanent assistants who are absent due to taking leave, while others are present at certain times of the year when the work-volume is higher and requires additional staff members.

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Temporary Office Assistant / Clerical 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 Temporary Office Assistant / Clerical


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Temporary Office Assistants who go on to become Executive Assistants may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Executive Assistants is $46K annually. Typical career progression for a Temporary Office Assistant involves becoming an Administrative Assistant or a Customer Service Representative, roles that pay $5K more and $3K more on average.

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Pay by Experience Level for Temporary Office Assistant / Clerical

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


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $25K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $25K on average. For Temporary Office Assistants, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $28K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $27K.

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Key Stats for Temporary Office Assistant / Clerical

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Temporary Office Assistant / Clerical Salaries

Experienced
▲8%

Late-Career
▲4%

National Average
$26,000

▼2%

Mid-Career
▼4%

Skills That Affect Temporary Office Assistant / Clerical Salaries

Customer Service
▼0%

Microsoft Word
▼0%

Microsoft Excel
▼0%

Microsoft Office
▼0%

National Average
$26,000

Filing
▼4%

Data Entry
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 23%
dental benefits
Dental: 17%
vision benefits
Vision: 10%
dental benefits
None: 77%
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