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.
|Hourly Rate||$8.97 - $18.60|
|Overtime||$4.14 - $36.99|
|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).)
|$18,464 - $40,286|
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.Read More...
Temporary clerical office assistants have common duties such as data entry, mail-sorting, organizing files, distributing paperwork, bookkeeping, and maintaining communication. Duties can vary greatly depending on the employer and industry, and close attention to detail, typing skills, and proficiency with Microsoft Office programs are necessary in this position for using word processing, spreadsheets, and databases. These assistants must be able to work independently to meet deadlines, and a high school diploma may be a minimum requirement for this work. They are typically hired directly for a company or placed by a temp agency, and some are offered permanent positions for excelling in temporary work.
Customer service and communication skills are important in this position, as it may be necessary to work with clients both in-person and over the phone, and most employers require a college degree and/or prior experience in clerical work. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
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
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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