"customer service," "data entry," and "patients" 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 The Hertz Corporation, Acadia Healthcare, and LifePoint Health. Of recent, The Hertz Corporation had 42 positions open for administrative clerks. Meanwhile, there are 20 job openings at Acadia Healthcare and 12 at LifePoint Health.
Since salary is important to some administrative clerks, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at Columbia University in the City of New York, PepsiCo, and PPG. If you were to take a closer look at Columbia University in the City of New York, you'd find that the average administrative clerk salary is $38,177. Then at PepsiCo, administrative clerks receive an average salary of $38,164, while the salary at PPG is $37,492.
We also looked into companies who hire administrative clerks from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include University of Connecticut, Kelly Services, and United States Army Corps of Engineers.
For the most part, administrative clerks make their living in the professional and health care industries. Administrative clerks tend to make the most in the finance industry with an average salary of $33,044. The administrative clerk annual salary in the transportation and government industries generally make $32,900 and $32,576 respectively. Additionally, administrative clerks who work in the finance industry make 17.8% more than administrative clerks in the professional Industry.