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There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a computer clerk. For example, did you know that they make an average of $13.39 an hour? That's $27,844 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 a Computer Clerk Do

There are certain skills that many computer 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 customer-service skills, detail oriented and organizational skills.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a computer clerk, we found that a lot of resumes listed 20.1% of computer clerks included computer database, while 12.3% of resumes included data entry, and 7.1% of resumes included computer system. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the computer clerk job title. But what industry to start with? Most computer clerks actually find jobs in the health care and professional industries.

How To Become a Computer Clerk

If you're interested in becoming a computer clerk, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 35.8% of computer clerks have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 4.4% of computer clerks have master's degrees. Even though some computer 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 a computer clerk. When we researched the most common majors for a computer clerk, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or associate degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on computer clerk resumes include high school diploma degrees or diploma degrees.

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

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Average Salary
$27,844
Average Salary
Job Growth Rate
-4%
Job Growth Rate
Job Openings
38,047
Job Openings

Computer Clerk Career Paths

Top Careers Before Computer Clerk

Cashier
11.1 %

Top Careers After Computer Clerk

Cashier
10.3 %

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Average Salary for a Computer Clerk

Computer Clerks in America make an average salary of $27,844 per year or $13 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $39,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $19,000 per year.
Average Salary
$27,844

Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyascdescCompanyascdescStart DateascdescSalaryascdesc
Computer Clerk
Computer Clerk
Randstad
Randstad
12/25/2020
12/25/2020
$26,08812/25/2020
$26,088
Computer Clerk
Computer Clerk
Randstad
Randstad
11/21/2020
11/21/2020
$29,21811/21/2020
$29,218
Computer Clerk
Computer Clerk
Randstad
Randstad
05/22/2020
05/22/2020
$26,08805/22/2020
$26,088
Computer Clerk
Computer Clerk
Sunnyside Unified School District
Sunnyside Unified School District
03/06/2020
03/06/2020
$25,04403/06/2020
$25,044
Computer Clerk
Computer Clerk
Defense Commissary Agency
Defense Commissary Agency
08/26/2019
08/26/2019
$33,95508/26/2019
$33,955

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Computer Clerk Demographics

Gender

female

55.8 %

male

38.4 %

unknown

5.8 %

Ethnicity

White

57.9 %

Hispanic or Latino

17.8 %

Black or African American

12.2 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

60.6 %

Somali

6.1 %

Italian

6.1 %
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Computer Clerk Education

Majors

Business
20.9 %

Degrees

Bachelors

24.6 %

Certificate

23.4 %

Associate

21.7 %

Top Colleges for Computer Clerks

1. Stanford University

Stanford, CA • Private

In-State Tuition
$51,354
Enrollment
7,083

2. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA • Private

In-State Tuition
$55,584
Enrollment
10,764

3. Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, NC • Public

In-State Tuition
$3,926
Enrollment
9,835

4. Northwestern University

Evanston, IL • Private

In-State Tuition
$54,568
Enrollment
8,451

5. Ball State University

Muncie, IN • Public

In-State Tuition
$9,896
Enrollment
15,529

6. University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA • Private

In-State Tuition
$56,225
Enrollment
19,548

7. California State University - Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA • Public

In-State Tuition
$7,309
Enrollment
9,142

8. SUNY at Binghamton

Vestal, NY • Public

In-State Tuition
$9,808
Enrollment
13,990

9. Cedar Crest College

Allentown, PA • Private

In-State Tuition
$39,216
Enrollment
1,303

10. Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA • Private

In-State Tuition
$55,464
Enrollment
9,639
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Top Skills For a Computer 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, 20.1% of computer clerks listed computer database on their resume, but soft skills such as customer-service skills and detail oriented are important as well.

  • Computer Database, 20.1%
  • Data Entry, 12.3%
  • Computer System, 7.1%
  • Windows, 4.5%
  • Computer Programs, 4.3%
  • Other Skills, 51.7%
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Top Computer Clerk Employers

1. United States Department of Agriculture
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$20,801
Computer Clerks Hired: 
16+
2. United States Postal Service
3.6
Avg. Salary: 
$22,280
Computer Clerks Hired: 
11+
3. UPS
4.5
Avg. Salary: 
$29,251
Computer Clerks Hired: 
8+
4. United States Army
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$21,546
Computer Clerks Hired: 
5+
5. NAVAL Research Lab
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$24,380
Computer Clerks Hired: 
4+
6. United States Department of Defense
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$21,441
Computer Clerks Hired: 
4+
Updated October 2, 2020