The next role we're going to look at is the general assistant profession. Typically, this position earns a higher pay. In fact, they earn a $4,167 higher salary than clerks's assistant/administrative assistant per year.
Not everything about these jobs is different. Take their skills, for example. Clerks's assistant/administrative assistant and general assistants both include similar skills like "customer service," "telephone calls," and "front desk" on their resumes.
While some skills are similar in these professions, other skills aren't so similar. For example, several resumes showed us that clerk's assistant/administrative assistant responsibilities requires skills like "data entry," "purchase orders," "financial reports," and "provides administrative support." But a general assistant might use skills, such as, "payroll," "general assistance," "dental procedures," and "general maintenance."
On average, general assistants earn a higher salary than clerks's assistant/administrative assistant. There are industries that support higher salaries in each profession respectively. Interestingly enough, general assistants earn the most pay in the hospitality industry with an average salary of $34,445. Whereas, clerks's assistant/administrative assistant have higher paychecks in the government industry where they earn an average of $37,752.
When it comes to the differences in education between the two professions, general assistants tend to reach similar levels of education than clerks's assistant/administrative assistant. In fact, they're 3.5% more likely to graduate with a Master's Degree and 0.4% more likely to earn a Doctoral Degree.