Salary for Office Clerks, General

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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.

A Office Clerks, Genera usually gets a pay level of somewhere between $22,030 and $57,140 depending on experience and education levels. usually receive a salary of thirty-seven thousand seven hundred and seventy dollars per annum.

make the highest salary in District of Columbia, where they can get average job salaries of close to about $47,690. People with this job title have the most lucrative average salary level in Utilities, where they can receive wages of $47,900.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 56.31 percent nationwide in that time.


Office Clerks, General tend to make the most in the following industries:

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Finance and Insurance

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Accommodation and Food Services
Retail Trade
Educational Services
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services