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Temporary Office Assistant / Clerical Salary (United States)

Temporary Office Assistants in the United States take home approximately $10.95 per hour on average. Earnings generally vary between $8.13 per hour and $15.47. In this profession, just under a fifth enjoy medical and dental coverage, and approximately one in eight have vision insurance, as well. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 83 percent of Temporary Office Assistants are female. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
Temporary Office Assistant / Clerical Salary (?
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$17,573 - $39,568
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MEDIAN: $29,485
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Temporary Office Assistant / Clerical Salary (?
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$8.13 - $15.47
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$17,573 - $39,568  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $520  
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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$16,992 - $34,519  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.13 - $15.47  
   
Overtime
$10.55 - $28.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $520  
   
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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$16,992 - $34,519  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 212
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Job Description for Temporary Office Assistant / Clerical

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Temporary Office Assistant / Clerical

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At the upper end, Temporary Office Assistants who move into an Executive Assistant role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Executive Assistants is $45K per year. A common career progression for a Temporary Office Assistant is to become an Administrative Assistant or a Customer Service Representative. Compared to Temporary Office Assistants, the first group earns $8K more on average, and the second group earns $5K more.

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Temporary Office Assistants report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Customer Service, Filing, Microsoft Office, and Data Entry are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 12 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Data Entry.

Pay by Experience Level for Temporary Office Assistant / Clerical

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $21K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $23K on average. For Temporary Office Assistants, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $25K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Temporary Office Assistants with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $27K.

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Experience Affects Temporary Office Assistant / Clerical Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%
Experienced
up arrow 6%
National Average
$23,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Temporary Office Assistant / Clerical Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 12%
Filing
up arrow 8%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 5%
National Average
$23,000
Data Entry
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
83%
female alumni
 
Male
17%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 19% dental benefits Dental: 15%
vision benefits Vision: 12% employee benefits None: 79%