Entry-Level Clerical Assistant Salary

The average Entry-Level Clerical Assistant can expect to rake in roughly $12.07 per hour. Health benefits are not claimed by all — a little less than half lack any form of coverage — but about one-half have medical insurance, and two in five have dental, too. Most Entry-Level Clerical Assistants report high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more female Entry-Level Clerical Assistants who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 89 percent. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$20,054 - $42,555
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MEDIAN: $29,512
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$9.62 - $15.84
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$0$42K
Salary $20,054 - $42,555
Bonus $0.00 - $2,993
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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$20,085 - $35,466
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 69
Hourly Data $0$23
Hourly Rate $9.62 - $15.84
Overtime $10.68 - $23.00
Annual Data $0$35K
Bonus $0.00 - $2,993
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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$20,085 - $35,466
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 333

Clerical Assistant Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $25,702

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

New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Clerical Assistants, 23 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Clerical Assistants will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+8 percent) and Chicago (+5 percent). Miami is the lowest-paying area, 2 percent south of the national average.

Clerical Assistant Advice

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

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.

Key Stats for Clerical Assistant

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
12%

Skills That Affect Clerical Assistant Salaries

Scheduling
▲11%

Customer Service
▲1%

Microsoft Office
▲1%

Microsoft Excel
▼0%

National Average
$26,000

Phone Support
▼1%

Typing
▼1%

Data Entry
▼2%

Filing
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 48%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
no benefits
None: 48%