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Working As An Administrative Clerk

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Performing Administrative Activities
  • Getting Information
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $31,000

    Average Salary

What Does An Administrative Clerk Do

General office clerks perform a variety of clerical tasks, including answering telephones, typing documents, and filing records.

Duties

General office clerks typically do the following:

  • Answer and transfer telephone calls or take messages
  • Sort and deliver incoming mail and send outgoing mail
  • Schedule appointments and receive customers or visitors
  • Provide general information to staff, clients, or the public
  • Type, format, or edit routine memos or other reports
  • Copy, file, and update paper and electronic documents
  • Prepare and process bills and other office documents
  • Collect information and perform data entry

Rather than performing a single specialized task, general office clerks have responsibilities that often change daily with the current needs of the employer.

Some clerks file documents or answer phones; others enter data into computers or perform other tasks using software applications. They also frequently use photocopiers, scanners, fax machines, and other office equipment.

The specific duties assigned to clerks will depend on the type of office in which they work. For example, a general office clerk at a college or university processes application materials and answers questions from prospective students. A clerk at a hospital files and retrieves medical records.

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How To Become An Administrative Clerk

General office clerks typically need a high school diploma or equivalent and learn their skills on the job.

Education

General office clerks usually need a high school diploma or equivalent.

Courses in using computer applications, such as word processing and spreadsheet software, may be particularly helpful.

Training

General office clerks usually learn their skills while on the job. Their training typically lasts up to 1 month and may include instructions on office procedures, proper phone etiquette, and the use of office equipment.

Advancement

General office clerks may advance to other administrative positions with more responsibility, such as executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants.

Advancement opportunities often depend on work experience and the knowledge of computer applications, such as word processing and spreadsheet software.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. Clerks often provide general information to company staff, customers, or the public. They should be courteous and prompt with their responses.

Detail oriented. Clerks perform many clerical tasks, such as preparing bills that require attention to detail.

Organizational skills. Office clerks file and retrieve records. They need to keep records organized to be able to access them quickly and efficiently.

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Administrative Clerk Career Paths

Administrative Clerk
Office Assistant Executive Assistant
Office Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Office Assistant Executive Assistant Office Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Office Assistant Accounts Payable Clerk Accountant
Accounting Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Specialist Consultant
Controller
9 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Technician Field Service Technician
Service Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Officer Manager
Co-Owner
6 Yearsyrs
Accounts Payable Clerk Staff Accountant Finance Analyst
Finance Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Accounts Payable Clerk Accountant Office Manager
Business Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Accounting Clerk Accountant Office Manager
Practice Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Accounting Clerk Finance Analyst Manager
Site Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Accounting Clerk Bookkeeper Executive Assistant
Senior Administrative Assistant
7 Yearsyrs
Medical Assistant Technician Maintenance Supervisor
Facilities Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Medical Assistant Technician Shift Leader
Assistant General Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Medical Assistant Patient Care Coordinator Assistant Manager
Communications Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Assistant Human Resources Generalist Human Resources Manager
Director Of Human Resources
10 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Assistant Human Resources Coordinator Senior Administrative Assistant
Executive Assistant To Chief Executive Officer
6 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Assistant Human Resources Coordinator Administrator
Business Office Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Assistant Teacher Administrator
Administrative Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Assistant Office Administrator Human Resources Generalist
Office Manager Of Human Resources
6 Yearsyrs
Administrator Manager Business Owner
Entrepreneur
5 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Clerk Typist 3.7 years
Support Clerk 3.0 years
Junior Clerk 2.7 years
Clerk 2.4 years
Office Clerk 2.3 years
Program Clerk 2.3 years
Top Careers Before Administrative Clerk
Cashier 11.5%
Clerk 4.5%
Secretary 4.3%
Internship 3.5%
Manager 2.3%
Teller 2.3%
Volunteer 1.9%
Assistant 1.9%
Server 1.8%
Top Careers After Administrative Clerk
Cashier 8.4%
Clerk 3.9%
Secretary 3.4%
Internship 3.1%
Manager 2.5%
Assistant 2.2%
Supervisor 2.2%

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Administrative Clerk Demographics

Gender

Female

63.3%

Male

24.7%

Unknown

12.1%
Ethnicity

White

56.7%

Hispanic or Latino

19.5%

Black or African American

12.8%

Asian

7.2%

Unknown

3.8%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

64.9%

French

7.5%

German

2.8%

Mandarin

2.4%

Cantonese

2.3%

Portuguese

2.3%

Chinese

2.2%

Korean

2.0%

Japanese

2.0%

Russian

1.7%

Italian

1.5%

Arabic

1.5%

Hindi

1.4%

Tagalog

1.3%

Vietnamese

1.0%

Dutch

0.6%

Greek

0.6%

Carrier

0.6%

Urdu

0.6%

Polish

0.6%
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Administrative Clerk Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

28.6%

Ashford University

7.3%

Kaplan University

6.6%

Strayer University

6.4%

University of Maryland - University College

5.1%

Central Texas College

4.4%

American InterContinental University

3.8%

Houston Community College

3.6%

Northern Virginia Community College

3.6%

Liberty University

3.4%

Troy University

3.2%

Colorado Technical University

2.8%

The Academy

2.8%

American University

2.8%

Georgia State University

2.8%

Capella University

2.8%

Southern New Hampshire University

2.6%

Miami Dade College

2.6%

Essex County College

2.6%

Arizona State University

2.4%
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Majors

Business

31.1%

Accounting

8.0%

Health Care Administration

7.7%

Criminal Justice

7.5%

Psychology

4.9%

General Studies

4.3%

Medical Assisting Services

3.6%

Human Resources Management

3.2%

Management

3.2%

Liberal Arts

3.0%

Nursing

2.9%

Communication

2.8%

Legal Support Services

2.5%

Computer Science

2.5%

Education

2.5%

English

2.4%

Finance

2.0%

Political Science

2.0%

Information Technology

1.9%

Computer Information Systems

1.9%
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Degrees

Bachelors

32.9%

Other

31.2%

Associate

17.4%

Masters

7.6%

Certificate

6.8%

Diploma

2.9%

Doctorate

0.7%

License

0.5%
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Average Yearly Salary
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$22,000
Min 10%
$31,000
Median 50%
$31,000
Median 50%
$31,000
Median 50%
$31,000
Median 50%
$31,000
Median 50%
$31,000
Median 50%
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Median 50%
$42,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Sentara Healthcare
Highest Paying City
Richmond, CA
Highest Paying State
Hawaii
Avg Experience Level
2.9 years
How much does an Administrative Clerk make at top companies?
The national average salary for an Administrative Clerk in the United States is $31,278 per year or $15 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $22,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $42,000.

Real Administrative Clerk Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Administrative Clerk Alfredhouse Eldercare, Inc. Rockville, MD Jul 14, 2010 $43,702
Administrative Clerk Alfredhouse Eldercare, Inc. Silver Spring, MD Jun 10, 2010 $36,168
Administrative Clerk Glory Dental Studio, LLC. Gardena, CA Jul 06, 2015 $35,693
Administrative Clerk Hill & Company, CPA, P.A. Cape Coral, FL Mar 09, 2011 $27,131
Administrative Clerk K & S Nail Corp Wilton, CT May 02, 2016 $27,000

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Top Skills for An Administrative Clerk

  1. Personnel Files
  2. Data Entry
  3. Customer Service
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Maintained and audited personnel files and administrative records for accuracy.
  • Supported and contributed to document management initiatives by completing data entry for the Labor Certification Retention (LCR) Project.
  • Provided outstanding customer service while assisting customers with inquiries.
  • Compiled and submitted payroll status and other reports to designated departments.
  • Coordinated inventory orders and office supplies.

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