The average hourly pay for a Clerical Assistant is $13.12.
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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. Clerical assistants must also be comfortable with office computer technol…Read more
Popular Employer Salaries for Clerical Assistant
The top respondents for the job title Clerical Assistant are from the companies ABI Document Support Services, Breg and Help-U-Sell. Reported salaries are highest at Milwaukee County where the average pay is $16.39. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Help-U-Sell, earning around $12.50. ABI Document Support Services pays the lowest at around $11.90. Breg also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $12.42.
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Popular Skills for Clerical Assistant
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Skills in Customer Service and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Phone Support, Filing and Data Entry.
Pay by Experience Level for Clerical Assistant
An entry-level Clerical Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $11.95 based on 97 salaries. An early career Clerical Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.55 based on 489 salaries. A mid-career Clerical Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.54 based on 200 salaries. An experienced Clerical Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.58 based on 225 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $15.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Clerical Assistant in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 21.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (12.3% more) and Memphis, Tennessee (11.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (3.7% less).
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