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.
|Total Pay (||$17,357 - $41,045|
|Hourly Rate||$8.38 - $18.41|
|Overtime||$15.10 - $37.25|
|Total Pay (||$17,357 - $41,045|
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.Read More...
Temporary clerical office assistants have common duties such as data entry, mail-sorting, organizing files, distributing paperwork, bookkeeping, and maintaining communication. Duties can vary greatly depending on the employer and industry, and close attention to detail, typing skills, and proficiency with Microsoft Office programs are necessary in this position for using word processing, spreadsheets, and databases. These assistants must be able to work independently to meet deadlines, and a high school diploma may be a minimum requirement for this work. They are typically hired directly for a company or placed by a temp agency, and some are offered permanent positions for excelling in temporary work.
Customer service and communication skills are important in this position, as it may be necessary to work with clients both in-person and over the phone, and most employers require a college degree and/or prior experience in clerical work.
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
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.
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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