$31,363
Avg. Salary
$12.80
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$751

Bonus

$1,600

Profit Sharing

$3,700

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Office Clerk, General is $12.80 per hour.

The average pay for an Office Clerk, General is $31,363 per year.

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$9.66
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MEDIAN $31,363
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$0$53K
Salary $19,713 - $53,943
Bonus $195 - $3,073
Profit Sharing $5.93 - $14,094
Commission $3,700
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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$20,120 - $40,062
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 704
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $9.66 - $17.37
Hourly Tips $0.59
Overtime $12.13 - $26.53
Annual Data $0$40K
Bonus $195 - $3,073
Commission $3,700
Profit Sharing $5.93 - $14,094
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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$20,120 - $40,062
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,756

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 Pay By Employer

$0$47K

$22,361

FCi Federal
7 profiles
$27,810

$42,453

$33,280

$33,649

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 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: $27,743

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 Murray:
"Office Conditions."
Pros: I love the people I work with. I'm confident about the work I do, and enjoy it.
Cons: The uncertainty of every election year when a new sheriff may come in and possibly replace me.

Office Clerk, General in Kennesaw:
"Create Efficiency And Organization"
Pros: I enjoy keeping my department in order and managing individual projects to make sure we stay on goal and be as efficient as possible.
Cons: I do not like people pushing off their work on to me. I also make less than anyone in the department despite my seniority.

Office Clerk, General in Wakefield:
Pros: Flex schedule.
Cons: Being forced to work in other departments to pick up everyone else's slack. I work way too hard for my pay. Performing many tasks outside of job description and training, and told that is what is expected.

Office Clerk, General in Ronkonkoma:
"Work Routine."
Pros: What I like about the job is that it is fairly simple to do and not much experience is needed to do it. If you can operate a computer then you can do the job after being guided a little.
Cons: What I like least is that it is a routine job without much variety in it. All you have to do is observe videos and file tickets. It gets repetitive after awhile but it is something that you just have to accept. In the end you are getting paid for something relatively easy to do.

Office Clerk, General in Chattanooga:
"Do Your Best At Anything You Do."
Have an open mind for learning new skills. Be patient and do your best.

Office Clerk, General in Minneapolis:
"I Believe In Finding A Job Position On Your Own Is Much More Satisfying"
I do believe that you can not judge a person's job quality or qualifications could be determined within two weeks. All companies have their own process on how to do their projects. Give everyone a fair chance within reason.

Office Clerk, General in Puyallup:
"Quality Service - Excellent Organization."
Have excellent customer service skills. The public, the student body, faculty and staff are all your customers. Second most important function is the use of Microsoft Office Professional. Know Word, Excel and PowerPoint thoroughly. You must be organized; especially on the computer directory.

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Key Stats for Office Clerk, General

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 625 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Office Clerk, General Salaries

▲12%

▲6%

▲1%

National Average
$28,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Office Clerk, General Salaries

Bookkeeping
▲8%


Office Management
▲3%


National Average
$28,000




▼1%

Microsoft Office
▼2%

Data Entry
▼3%


▼4%

▼4%


Customer Relations
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 625 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 41%