Temporary Office Assistant / Clerical Salary

The average Temporary Office Assistant in the United States earns approximately $12.51 per hour. Most Temporary Office Assistants report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to one in five, and around an eighth earn vision coverage. Female Temporary Office Assistants far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents.

$19,653 - $49,579
$28K
MEDIAN: $28,000
50%

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$8.88 - $18.81
$8
$13
$19
MEDIAN: $12.52
10%
50%
90%

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$0$49K
Salary $28,000
Bonus $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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$18,359 - $41,388
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $8.88 - $18.81
Overtime $4.21 - $36.70
Annual Data $0$41K
Bonus $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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$18,359 - $41,388
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 67

Job Description for Temporary Office Assistant / Clerical

Temporary office assistants in clerical work typically fill a position in a company for a short period of time, usually a few months or less, and positions can be either full-time or part-time. Some temporary assistants replace permanent assistants who are absent due to taking leave, while others are present at certain times of the year when the work-volume is higher and requires additional staff members.

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Temporary Office Assistant / Clerical 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 Temporary Office Assistant / Clerical


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Temporary Office Assistants may progress into high-paying roles like Executive Assistant, where median compensation is $46K annually. It is quite typical for Temporary Office Assistants to transition into roles as Administrative Assistants or Customer Service Representatives, where reported median earnings are $5K and $3K higher per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Temporary Office Assistant / Clerical

Pay by Experience for a Temporary Office Assistant / Clerical has a positive trend. An entry-level Temporary Office Assistant / Clerical with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 63 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Temporary Office Assistant / Clerical with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Temporary Office Assistant / Clerical which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 19 salaries. A Temporary Office Assistant / Clerical with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 10 salaries.

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Key Stats for Temporary Office Assistant / Clerical

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Temporary Office Assistant / Clerical Salaries

Experienced
▲7%

Late-Career
▲3%

National Average
$26,000

▼4%

Mid-Career
▼5%

Skills That Affect Temporary Office Assistant / Clerical Salaries

National Average
$26,000

Customer Service
▼1%

Microsoft Word
▼1%

Microsoft Excel
▼1%

Microsoft Office
▼1%

Filing
▼5%

Data Entry
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 20%
dental benefits
Dental: 15%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
no benefits
None: 78%