Temporary Office Assistant / Clerical Salary

The average Temporary Office Assistant in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $12.22 per hour. Most Temporary Office Assistants survey respondents are women (76 percent). Medical and dental coverage is claimed by roughly a fifth, and one in ten earn vision coverage. Most Temporary Office Assistants report high levels of job satisfaction.

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

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$8.51 - $18.47
$8
$12
$18
MEDIAN: $12.22
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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$17,562 - $41,142  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$8.51 - $18.47  
   
Overtime
$15.21 - $36.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Total Pay (?
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$17,562 - $41,142  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 95

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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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As Temporary Office Assistants transition into upper-level roles such as Executive Assistant, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Executive Assistants earn $46K on average per year. Career advancement for the typical Temporary Office Assistant often leads to becoming an Administrative Assistant or a Customer Service Representative; median salaries in these positions are $6K higher and $3K higher, respectively.

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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.


For many Temporary Office Assistants, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Temporary Office Assistants in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $25K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $25K. On average, Temporary Office Assistants make $28K following one to two decades on the job. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $29K.

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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
14%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Temporary Office Assistant / Clerical Salaries

Late-Career
▲14%

Experienced
▲11%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Mid-Career
▼3%

Skills That Affect Temporary Office Assistant / Clerical Salaries

Customer Service
▲2%

Microsoft Word
▲2%

Microsoft Excel
▲2%

Microsoft Office
▲2%

National Average
$26,000

Filing
▼2%

Data Entry
▼10%

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
14%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 21%
dental benefits
Dental: 17%
vision benefits
Vision: 10%
dental benefits
None: 77%
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