Administration Clerk Salary

Administration Clerks in the United States take home approximately $14.07 per hour on average. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, about a fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by the greater part. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The vast majority of Administration Clerks (84 percent) who participated in the survey are women. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$25,121 - $87,075
$25K
$39K
$87K
MEDIAN: $39,430
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90%

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$10.05 - $20.16
$10
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $13.92
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$0$87K
Salary $25,121 - $87,075
Bonus $297.99 - $5,237
Profit Sharing $2,000
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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$21,499 - $53,982
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 120
Hourly Data $0$41
Hourly Rate $10.05 - $20.16
Hourly Tips $0.86
Overtime $8.96 - $41.27
Annual Data $0$53K
Bonus $297.99 - $5,237
Profit Sharing $2,000
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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$21,499 - $53,982
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 258

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Job Description for Administration Clerk

Administration clerks are different from administrative assistants (secretaries). The distinguishing factor between the two positions is that a secretary is most often focused on daily activities, whereas an administration clerk is responsible for keeping general operations running efficiently. Administration clerks also typically work for more than one person with little to no direct supervision.

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Administration Clerk Tasks

  • Answer multi-line phones.
  • Type labels, envelopes or brief correspondence.
  • Files reports as they are completed.
  • Promptly and effectively deal with guest complaints and requests.
  • Greet and direct visitors.

Common Career Paths for Administration Clerk


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At the upper end, Administration Clerks who move into an Office Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Office Managers is a much higher $39K per year.

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Popular Skills for Administration Clerk


Administration Clerks seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Collections, Microsoft Office, Office Administration, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Service, Data Entry, and Billing. Most people skilled in Data Entry are similarly competent in Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Administration Clerk

Pay by Experience for an Administration Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Administration Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 191 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Administration Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 109 salaries. An experienced Administration Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 95 salaries. An Administration Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 31 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,788

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Administration Clerks, Chicago offers exceptional salaries, 28 percent above the national average. Administration Clerks will also find cushy salaries in New York (+22 percent) and Atlanta (+13 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Las Vegas Administration Clerks earning much less — 22 percent less — than the national average.

Administration Clerk Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Administration Clerk?

Administration Clerk in Honolulu:
"It takes time."
Pros: Interacting with other people and having the opportunity to work alongside as and team.
Cons: Not getting enough pay for the many things I have to deal with everyday. For example, I train so many people every day. I make sure everyone is doing their job. I stay back after my shift is done due to people leaving early without a good excuse to do so. I work fulltime and go to college fulltime. So having me working with the company is a big help.

Administration Clerk in Florence:
"Interesting."
Pros: Finding new medical diagnosis.
Cons: Some people smell.

Administration Clerk in Warren:
"Corporate culture, high stress levels."
Pros: Being organized and keeping things in order and consistently accurate. I also enjoy balancing, tracking, and sometimes recording if required. Data entry is not my favorite.
Cons: I feel underpaid, mistreated, and like I have no future in the company I am in. It is expanding and has recently taken on new ownership.

Administration Clerk in Grand Canyon:
"What am I dooing here."
Pros: I like my boss, I like the job that I do and I am good at it.
Cons: Stress and having to multi-task.

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Key Stats for Administration Clerk

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 73 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Administration Clerk Salaries

▲9%

▲8%

▼0%

National Average
$32,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Administration Clerk Salaries

Collections
▲10%

National Average
$32,000



Office Administration
▼3%

▼4%

Billing
▼4%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 27%
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