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Working as an Administrative Office Clerk

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being an administrative office clerk. For example, did you know that they make an average of $14.34 an hour? That's $29,834 a year!

Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow -4% and produce -110,600 job opportunities across the U.S.

What Does an Administrative Office Clerk Do

There are certain skills that many administrative office clerks have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed writing skills, interpersonal skills and detail oriented.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be an administrative office clerk, we found that a lot of resumes listed 14.1% of administrative office clerks included data entry, while 10.8% of resumes included customer service, and 10.6% of resumes included office supplies. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

How To Become an Administrative Office Clerk

If you're interested in becoming an administrative office clerk, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 30.4% of administrative office clerks have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 3.8% of administrative office clerks have master's degrees. Even though some administrative office clerks have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become an administrative office clerk. When we researched the most common majors for an administrative office clerk, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or associate degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on administrative office clerk resumes include high school diploma degrees or diploma degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become an administrative office clerk. In fact, many administrative office clerk jobs require experience in a role such as cashier. Meanwhile, many administrative office clerks also have previous career experience in roles such as administrative assistant or customer service representative.

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Average Salary$29,834
Job Growth Rate-4%

Administrative Office Clerk Jobs

Administrative Office Clerk Career Paths

Top Careers Before Administrative Office Clerk

Cashier
14.0%

Top Careers After Administrative Office Clerk

Cashier
11.2%

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Average Salary for an Administrative Office Clerk

Administrative Office Clerks in America make an average salary of $29,834 per year or $14 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $37,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $23,000 per year.
Average Salary
$29,834

Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
#806201: Office Clerk/Administrative Support/Pittsford, NY/Upcoming (Monroe Co
#806201: Office Clerk/Administrative Support/Pittsford, NY/Upcoming (Monroe Co
Med Scribe, Inc.
Med Scribe, Inc.
10/23/2020
10/23/2020
$32,78710/23/2020
$32,787
Administrative Office Clerk
Administrative Office Clerk
Adecco Staffing
Adecco Staffing
09/18/2020
09/18/2020
$31,30509/18/2020
$31,305
Admin & Office Clerks
Admin & Office Clerks
Manpowergroup
Manpowergroup
08/28/2020
08/28/2020
$29,21808/28/2020
$29,218
#806201: Office Clerk/Administrative Support/Pittsford, NY (Monroe County)
#806201: Office Clerk/Administrative Support/Pittsford, NY (Monroe County)
Med Scribe, Inc.
Med Scribe, Inc.
08/28/2020
08/28/2020
$32,78708/28/2020
$32,787
Administrative Office Clerk
Administrative Office Clerk
Spherion
Spherion
06/25/2020
06/25/2020
$31,30506/25/2020
$31,305

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Administrative Office Clerk Demographics

Gender

female

71.8%

male

21.6%

unknown

6.5%

Ethnicity

White

59.2%

Hispanic or Latino

19.7%

Black or African American

10.9%

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

71.4%

Chinese

4.1%

French

4.1%
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Administrative Office Clerk Education

Degrees

Bachelors

30.4%

Associate

28.2%

High School Diploma

22.1%

Top Colleges for Administrative Office Clerks

1. Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, NC

Tuition and fees
$3,926
Enrollment
9,835

2. Stanford University

Stanford, CA

Tuition and fees
$51,354
Enrollment
7,083

3. Ball State University

Muncie, IN

Tuition and fees
$9,896
Enrollment
15,529

4. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

Tuition and fees
$55,584
Enrollment
10,764

5. Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green, OH

Tuition and fees
$11,105
Enrollment
13,729

6. Cedar Crest College

Allentown, PA

Tuition and fees
$39,216
Enrollment
1,303

7. Morgan State University

Baltimore, MD

Tuition and fees
$7,900
Enrollment
6,404

8. Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

Tuition and fees
$54,568
Enrollment
8,451

9. Siena Heights University

Adrian, MI

Tuition and fees
$27,124
Enrollment
2,035

10. University of Akron

Akron, OH

Tuition and fees
$11,463
Enrollment
13,676
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Entry Level Jobs For Becoming An Administrative Office Clerk

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Top Skills For an Administrative Office Clerk

The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 14.1% of administrative office clerks listed data entry on their resume, but soft skills such as writing skills and interpersonal skills are important as well.

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Top Administrative Office Clerk Employers

1. Lowe's
4.6
Avg. Salary: 
$36,137
Administrative Office Clerks Hired: 
168+
2. U.S. Census Bureau
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$45,525
Administrative Office Clerks Hired: 
42+
3. US MARINE CORPS
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$57,440
Administrative Office Clerks Hired: 
18+
4. US Army
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$53,674
Administrative Office Clerks Hired: 
12+
5. ManpowerGroup
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$30,043
Administrative Office Clerks Hired: 
8+
6. Randstad USA
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$30,637
Administrative Office Clerks Hired: 
4+

Recently Added Administrative Office Clerk Jobs

Updated October 2, 2020