Average Clerical Assistant Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Clerical Assistant is $13.12.
MEDIAN $13.12
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $18
$100 - $3,080
Profit Sharing
$177 - $1,850
$0 - $3,000
Total Pay
$20,772 - $39,013

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Job Description for Clerical Assistant

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.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Clerical Assistant. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Clerical Assistant
Administrative Assistant
Office Manager
Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Clerical Assistant

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.
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).

Years of Experience

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