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Average Administrative Clerk Salary in South Africa

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The average salary for an Administrative Clerk in South Africa is R118,407.
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What Do Administrative Clerks Do?

Administrative Clerk Tasks
  • Compile, organize, and maintain records of business transactions.
  • Maintain moderately complex indexes and files.
  • Type correspondence, reports, and other materials.
  • Answer phones and takes messages.
  • Conduct information retrieval and data entry via the computer.

Popular Employer Salaries for Administrative Clerk

The top respondents for the job title Administrative Clerk are from the companies Lancet Laboratories, Department of Education and City of Cape Town. Reported salaries are highest at South African Police Services where the average pay is R176,484. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Department of Home Affairs and Department of Education, earning around R169,500 and R166,063, respectively. Imperial pays the lowest at around R102,000. Lancet Laboratories and City of Cape Town also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying R127,200 and R150,151, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Administrative Clerks?

Skills in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel and Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Entry and Office Administration.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Clerks?

An entry-level Administrative Clerk with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R83,266 based on 38 salaries. An early career Administrative Clerk with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R103,075 based on 647 salaries. A mid-career Administrative Clerk with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R127,434 based on 326 salaries. An experienced Administrative Clerk with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R154,105 based on 222 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R164,096.

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