Temporary Office Assistant / Clerical Salary

An average Temporary Office Assistant in the United States can expect to take home roughly $12.38 per hour. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Temporary Office Assistants making up 78 percent. Work is enjoyable for Temporary Office Assistants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Between a fifth and a fourth receive medical and dental insurance and close to one-eighth get vision insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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

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$8.53 - $18.44
$8
$12
$18
MEDIAN: $12.38
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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$17,592 - $41,094  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$8.53 - $18.44  
   
Overtime
$12.26 - $36.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
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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$17,592 - $41,094  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 86

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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.

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Temporary Office Assistants' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as an Executive Assistant. The average Executive Assistant brings home $46K per year. Administrative Assistants or Customer Service Representatives are common next-step roles for Temporary Office Assistants moving up in their careers; annual pay for Administrative Assistants is $5K higher on average, and it's $3K higher for Customer Service Representatives.

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Pay by Experience Level for Temporary Office Assistant / Clerical

Pay by Experience for a Temporary Office Assistant / Clerical has a positive trend. An entry-level Temporary Office Assistant / Clerical with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 63 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Temporary Office Assistant / Clerical with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Temporary Office Assistant / Clerical which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 19 salaries. A Temporary Office Assistant / Clerical with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 10 salaries.

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Key Stats for Temporary Office Assistant / Clerical

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Temporary Office Assistant / Clerical Salaries

Experienced
▲8%

Late-Career
▲4%

National Average
$26,000

▼3%

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 9 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 23%
dental benefits
Dental: 19%
vision benefits
Vision: 13%
no benefits
None: 75%
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