"customer service," "data entry," and "communication" aren't the only skills we found administrative clerks list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of administrative clerk responsibilities that we found, including:
We've found that 37.2% of administrative clerks have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 3.0% earned their master's degrees before becoming an administrative clerk. While it's true that some administrative clerks have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every four administrative clerks did not spend the extra money to attend college.
Those administrative clerks who do attend college, typically earn either business degrees or accounting degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for administrative clerks include criminal justice degrees or general studies degrees.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become an administrative clerk. We've found that most administrative clerk resumes include experience from CoreCivic, Greystone Health Network Corporate Office, and Acadia Healthcare. Of recent, CoreCivic had 25 positions open for administrative clerks. Meanwhile, there are 13 job openings at Greystone Health Network Corporate Office and 11 at Acadia Healthcare.
Since salary is important to some administrative clerks, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at Staff Pro, A. Duie Pyle, and Chenega. If you were to take a closer look at Staff Pro, you'd find that the average administrative clerk salary is $33,476. Then at A. Duie Pyle, administrative clerks receive an average salary of $33,323, while the salary at Chenega is $33,125.
The industries that administrative clerks fulfill the most roles in are the professional and finance industries. But the highest administrative clerk annual salary is in the retail industry, averaging $31,257. In the health care industry they make $31,203 and average about $31,070 in the transportation industry. In conclusion, administrative clerks who work in the retail industry earn a 3.3% higher salary than administrative clerks in the government industry.