Salary for Office Clerks, General

Also known as:  Administrative Clerk, Office Assistant, Office Clerk, Real Estate Clerk

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Office Clerks, general, perform many duties for a business. Their duties can include answering telephones, preparing paperwork and documents for use within the business, making copies and faxes, inputting data into a computer system, accurate record keeping and more, depending on the company that you work for. Office Clerks are required to have a high school diploma, and many times additional training or experience is preferred. It is necessary to understand how to use a computer as well as other office equipment such as a copier and multi-line telephone system.

An General Office Clerk can expect a pay level of somewhere between 16000 - 24000 based on experience and talent. Office Clerks, General can get an average wage of Twenty Seven Thousand Eight Hundred dollars on a yearly basis.

Office Clerks, General have the best average pay in the District of Columbia, where they get an average job salary of close to $35550. Professionals that work in this career are compensated highest in Public Administration, which has an average job salary of $36910.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 14.98 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Office Clerks, General tend to make the most in the following industries
Utilities $36,910
Public Administration $31,480
Management of Companies and Enterprises $31,310
Information $30,850
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $30,750
Manufacturing $29,800
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $24,350
Other Services (except Public Administration) $25,510
Retail Trade $25,520
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $25,530
Accommodation and Food Services $25,860
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $26,420
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