Office Clerk, General Salary

General Office Clerks in the United States can expect to earn an average of $12.59 per hour. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the company, though geography and tenure have a (lesser) impact as well. Job satisfaction for General Office Clerks is high. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 84 percent of General Office Clerks are female. Although the greater part have medical coverage and just over two-fifths have dental coverage, about two in five claim no health benefits at all. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$19,438 - $49,203
$19K
$31K
$49K
MEDIAN: $30,938
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$9.57 - $17.48
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MEDIAN: $12.67
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$0$49K
Salary $19,438 - $49,203
Bonus $194.89 - $4,055
Profit Sharing $100.67 - $22,468
Commission $3,000
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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$19,984 - $39,773
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 372
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $9.57 - $17.48
Hourly Tips $0.57
Overtime $12.29 - $26.54
Annual Data $0$39K
Bonus $194.89 - $4,055
Commission $3,000
Profit Sharing $100.67 - $22,468
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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$19,984 - $39,773
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,592

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Job Description for Office Clerk, General

General office clerks are responsible for a variety of duties in an office setting, which can include answering phone calls, filing documents, and conducting data entry. Tasks can involve a certain level of both physical and mental stamina; general office clerks may be required to be on their feet or sitting in place for long hours. Performing many tasks at once or on deadline also is common. As a result, communication skills, organization, and multitasking are beneficial for general office clerks. General office clerks are present in many different environments, such as schools, hospitals, and government offices. Their work area may be adjacent to a supervisor's office or at the front end of a business. Depending on the size of the organization or institution, general office clerks may be expected to work alone or as part of a group. Supervision may be done directly by a business owner or under a team manager. General office clerks work in either a part- or full-time capacity, so hours vary across different settings.

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Office Clerk, General 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.

Common Career Paths for Office Clerk, General


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General Office Clerks who advance into the role of a Registered Nurse are fairly uncommon. Registered Nurses on average earn $56K per year. The most common next step for a General Office Clerk is to become an Administrative Assistant or an Office Manager. The former position pays an additional $4K per year on average, and the latter position pays $11K more per year.

Office Clerk, General Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Office Clerk, General


Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., U.S. Postal Service (USPS), The Home Depot Inc., Safeway, Inc., and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc are all popular places to work. U.S. Postal Service (USPS) offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $40K.

Popular Skills for Office Clerk, General


General Office Clerks seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Bookkeeping, Accounts Payable, Office Management, and Accounts Receivable are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 10 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Relations and Cash Handling. The majority of those who know Customer Service also know Filing and Typing.

Pay by Experience Level for Office Clerk, General

Pay by Experience for an Office Clerk, General has a positive trend. An entry-level Office Clerk, General with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 1,114 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Office Clerk, General with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 510 salaries. An experienced Office Clerk, General which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 430 salaries. An Office Clerk, General with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 192 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $27,486

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

For General Office Clerks, working in the bustling city of San Diego has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. General Office Clerks can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+16 percent), Chicago (+13 percent), Philadelphia (+12 percent), and New York (+12 percent). The lowest-paying market is Jacksonville, which sits 11 percent below the national average. Workers in Miami and Cleveland earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (9 percent less and 7 percent less, respectively).

Office Clerk, General Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Office Clerk, General?

Office Clerk, General in Garden City:
"It's busy."
Pros: It's productive, it's fast faced.
Cons: Management has unrealistic goals, mistreatment.

Office Clerk, General in Charlotte:
Pros: Organize paper work.
Cons: Poor English and no degree.

Office Clerk, General in Lewisville:
"Wonderful Experience."
Pros: I like that I able to be a little more independent with what needs to be done. I have my own office and do whatever I need to do. The environment and the people that I work with are amazing. We are a team.
Cons: The frustration that the customers get when they come into the office with a complaint about their water bill. I also, don't like how people underestimate me and think that I am not capable enough to help them just because of my age.

Office Clerk, General in St. John:
"The Low."
Pros: Laid back enviroment.
Cons: Pay.

Office Clerk, General in Austin:
Pros: Building dream daily and the satisfaction of servicing the customer needs.
Cons: The pay and lack of promoting from within.

Office Clerk, General in Tarrant:
"Never boring."
Pros: People.
Cons:

Office Clerk, General in Buffalo:
Pros:
Cons: There is salary cap that is reached after 5 years. After year 5, there are no more raises. Also, there is very little overtime allowed for the position.

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Key Stats for Office Clerk, General

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 353 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Office Clerk, General Salaries

▲13%

▲7%

▲2%

National Average
$27,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Office Clerk, General Salaries

Bookkeeping
▲9%


Office Management
▲4%




▼0%

National Average
$27,000

Microsoft Office
▼1%


Data Entry
▼2%


▼3%

▼3%


Customer Relations
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 353 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 41%
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