An average Temporary Office Assistant in the United States can expect to take home roughly $12.26 per hour. Female Temporary Office Assistants make up most of the survey respondents at 76 percent. Just under a fifth receive medical and dental insurance and fewer than one in ten get vision insurance. The majority of Temporary Office Assistants claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$24,566 - $49,579
(Median)
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$38K
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MEDIAN: $38,500
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$8.60 - $18.45
(Median)
$8
$12
$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$38,500  
   
Bonus
$175.00  
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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$17,691 - $40,946  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$8.60 - $18.45  
   
Overtime
$15.21 - $36.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$175.00  
   
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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$17,691 - $40,946  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 100
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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

  • 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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Temporary Office Assistants may progress into high-paying roles like Executive Assistant, where median compensation is $46K annually. Temporary Office Assistants moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Administrative Assistants or Customer Service Representatives. The median paychecks in those roles 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.


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $25K, and those with five to 10 years' experience report a lower median of $25K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Temporary Office Assistants make a median salary of $29K. Temporary Office Assistants who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Temporary Office Assistant / Clerical Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Temporary Office Assistant / Clerical Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

National Average
$26,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Filing
up arrow 3%

Data Entry
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 19%
dental benefits
Dental: 15%
medical benefits
Vision: 8%
dental benefits
None: 79%
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