Temporary Office Assistant / Clerical Salary

Earnings for Temporary Office Assistants in the United States come in at around $11.63 per hour on average. Pay ranges from $8.27 per hour on the low end to $16.32 on the high end. For the most part, Temporary Office Assistants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to approximately one in five, and around a tenth earn vision coverage. Female Temporary Office Assistants far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$18,688 - $51,823
(Median)
$19K
$31K
$52K
MEDIAN: $30,520
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50%
90%

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$8.27 - $16.32
(Median)
$8
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $11.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$18,688 - $51,823  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,000  
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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$17,308 - $36,717  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.27 - $16.32  
   
Overtime
$12.09 - $28.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,000  
   
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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$17,308 - $36,717  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 195
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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 a much higher $45K per year. Temporary Office Assistants most often move into positions as Administrative Assistants or Office Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $7K higher and $11K higher, respectively.

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Temporary Office Assistants generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Customer Service, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Filing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 6 percent.

Pay by Experience Level for Temporary Office Assistant / Clerical

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


Temporary Office Assistants with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. During the first five years of their careers, Temporary Office Assistants see a median income of $22K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $24K. Temporary Office Assistants claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $27K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Temporary Office Assistant with more than 20 years of experience can earn $28K on average.

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Experience Affects Temporary Office Assistant / Clerical Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$25,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Temporary Office Assistant / Clerical Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 6%

Filing
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

National Average
$25,000

Data Entry
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 20%
dental benefits
Dental: 16%
medical benefits
Vision: 11%
dental benefits
None: 77%
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