Entry-Level Administrative Clerk Salary

A large fraction of take-home pay for Entry-Level Administrative Clerks comes from commissions — roughly one in three on average, in fact. The median overall income in this field is approximately $29K. Women account for the majority of Entry-Level Administrative Clerks who took the survey — 89 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, roughly a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the greater part and dental insurance is reported by just over a half. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,528 - $59,598
$21K
$34K
$60K
MEDIAN: $33,684
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90%

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$10.06 - $17.98
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MEDIAN: $13.28
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$0$59K
Salary $20,528 - $59,598
Bonus $2,035
Commission $9,791
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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$20,920 - $40,914
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 80
Hourly Data $0$32
Hourly Rate $10.06 - $17.98
Overtime $15.12 - $32.77
Annual Data $0$40K
Bonus $2,035
Commission $9,791
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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$20,920 - $40,914
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 223

Administrative Clerk Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $29,038

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

Entry-Level Administrative Clerks will find that New Orleans offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 46 percent. Entry-Level Administrative Clerks will also find cushy salaries in Minneapolis (+16 percent) and Chicago (+12 percent). Entry-Level Administrative Clerks' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Entry-Level Administrative Clerks in McAllen bring in salaries that are 33 percent lower than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Los Angeles (6 percent less) and Orlando (4 percent less).

Administrative Clerk Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Administrative Clerk in New York:
"Financial skills."
Energetic, typing, filing.

Administrative Clerk in Tavares:
"Always get a degree."
Make sure you attend college, even if part time, to earn your degree.

Administrative Clerk in Nashua:
You constantly learn new things in this position. Everyday is different. Problem solving skills and basic math (adding/subtracting/multiplication) skills are important to have. Being able to 'think outside the box' in researching discrepancies is a major plus. Organization skills are very important. Time management and planning ensure all tasks are completed timely.

Administrative Clerk in Easton:
"Room for advancement."
Make sure the position is what you are looking for.

Administrative Clerk in South Africa:
"The PDMS System."
Try to to be organised and follow their daily program. You have to do everything in the office, eg. Capturing data, balancing financial books, filing, typing question papers and letters. Making photocopies for the teachers. Be responsible for feeding scheme finances.

Key Stats for Administrative Clerk

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
20%

Skills That Affect Administrative Clerk Salaries

Customer Relations
▲1%

Accounts Payable
▼0%

Data Processing
▼0%

National Average
$29,000

Microsoft Excel
▼1%

Office Administration
▼2%

Filing
▼2%

Microsoft Word
▼3%


▼6%

▼6%

Accounts Receivable
▼6%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 31%