Clerical Assistant Salary

The average rate for a Clerical Assistant is $12.56 per hour. A skill in Microsoft Word is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
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$19,899 - $44,664
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$45K
MEDIAN: $30,418
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$9.84 - $17.05
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$0$44K
Salary $19,899 - $44,664
Bonus $-0.49 - $2,483
Profit Sharing $650
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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$20,438 - $37,676
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 140
Hourly Data $0$24
Hourly Rate $9.84 - $17.05
Overtime $10.98 - $24.43
Annual Data $0$37K
Bonus $-0.49 - $2,483
Profit Sharing $650
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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$20,438 - $37,676
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 563

Job Description for Clerical Assistant

Clerical assistants' jobs almost always take place inside an office environment, and thus almost always during regular business hours (although this can vary depending on the company). Clerical assistants are the jacks-of-all trades in an office environment. Specifically, they are usually required to handle a lot of telephone duty: They answer and screen calls, and make phone calls on behalf of supervisors in the office.

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Clerical Assistant Tasks

  • Answer phones, direct calls and take messages.
  • Operate office machines; photocopiers and scanners, facsimile machines, voice mail systems and personal computers.
  • Maintain and update filing, inventory, mailing and database systems.
  • Open, sort and route incoming mail, answer correspondence and prepare outgoing mail.
  • Complete and mail bills, contracts, policies, invoices and checks.

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Popular Skills for Clerical Assistant

Pay by Experience Level for Clerical Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Clerical Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Clerical Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 424 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Clerical Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 212 salaries. An experienced Clerical Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 165 salaries. A Clerical Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 88 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $27,625

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

Clerical Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Clerical Assistant?

Clerical Assistant in New Ulm:
Pros: The great co workers and amazing hours.
Cons: I can't leave a half hour earlier when I need to.

Clerical Assistant in New Haven:
"Health clerical assistant."
Pros: Answering calls, Utilizing a computerize system, Filing, stock supplies, assist nurses with health screenings for children ages 2-5 such as Height & weight, Vision, and Hearing, Data entry via COPA system, Communicate with staff and parents about health requirements and events. Utilize an OAE, Pilot test and Sure sight vision screening system.
Cons: Hours lost due to holidays and closings,

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Key Stats for Clerical Assistant

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 112 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Clerical Assistant Salaries

▲8%

▲7%

National Average
$28,000

▼1%

▼8%

Skills That Affect Clerical Assistant Salaries

Microsoft Word
▲10%

Scheduling
▲3%

National Average
$28,000


Microsoft Excel
▼2%

Bilingual
▼2%

▼3%


Typing
▼3%

▼4%


Insurance
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 112 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 40%