$30,685
Avg. Salary
$13.10
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$498

Bonus

$300

Profit Sharing

$4,800

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Clerical Assistant is $13.10 per hour.

The average pay for a Clerical Assistant is $30,685 per year.

$9.86
10%
$13.10
50%
$17.59
90%
MEDIAN $13.10
$20k
10%
$31k
50%
$44k
90%
MEDIAN $30,685
$20,205 - $44,222
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MEDIAN: $30,685
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$9.86 - $17.59
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$0$44K
Salary $20,205 - $44,222
Bonus $50.87 - $2,968
Profit Sharing $300
Commission $4,800
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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$20,548 - $39,015
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 252
Hourly Data $0$24
Hourly Rate $9.86 - $17.59
Overtime $13.75 - $24.52
Annual Data $0$39K
Bonus $50.87 - $2,968
Commission $4,800
Profit Sharing $300
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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$20,548 - $39,015
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 978

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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Common Career Paths for Clerical Assistant


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At the upper end, Clerical Assistants who move into a Registered Nurse role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Registered Nurses is a much higher $56K per year. When Clerical Assistants are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Administrative Assistants or Office Managers. Those roles pay an additional $4K and $11K, respectively.

Clerical Assistant Job Listings

Popular Skills for Clerical Assistant


Clerical Assistants report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Word, Scheduling, Customer Service, and Bilingual are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Insurance. Most people skilled in Customer Service are similarly competent in Filing.

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: $28,164

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

New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Clerical Assistants, 23 percent above the national average. Clerical Assistants will also find cushy salaries in Milwaukee (+17 percent), Dallas (+12 percent), Sacramento (+12 percent), and Los Angeles (+10 percent). The lowest-paying market is Raleigh, which sits 17 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Columbus (17 percent lower) and Miami (7 percent lower).

Clerical Assistant Reviews

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

Clerical Assistant in Loveland:
"Rewarding."
Pros: Meeting new people. Enjoy my coworkers
Cons: disrestful individuals

Clerical Assistant in Springfield:
"How training was like."
Ask questions when in doubt and do not take a low ball offer.

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,

Clerical Assistant in Yakima:
"The In-basket is never empty."
Try to be realistic about what you can accomplish in a day. Sometimes it is an impossibility to get to everything in your in-basket. Don't stress over the impossible.

Clerical Assistant in Mesquite:
"Career paths are hard to follow."
Get educated.

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Key Stats for Clerical Assistant

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 189 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Clerical Assistant Salaries

▲6%

▲5%

National Average
$28,000

▼3%

▼10%

Skills That Affect Clerical Assistant Salaries

Microsoft Word
▲8%

Scheduling
▲1%

National Average
$28,000


Microsoft Excel
▼4%

Bilingual
▼4%

▼5%


Typing
▼5%

▼6%


Insurance
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 189 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 41%