"data entry," "customer service," and "office equipment" aren't the only skills we found general office clerks list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of general office clerk responsibilities that we found, including:
See the full list of general office clerk skills.
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a general office clerk. We found that 28.3% of general office clerks have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 2.0% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While some general office clerks have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every three general office clerks were not college graduates.
Those general office clerks who do attend college, typically earn either business degrees or accounting degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for general office clerks include health care administration degrees or general studies degrees.
Once you're ready to become a general office clerk, you should explore the companies that typically hire general office clerks. According to general office clerk resumes that we searched through, general office clerks are hired the most by Robert Half, YRC Freight, and Holland. Currently, Robert Half has 29 general office clerk job openings, while there are 19 at YRC Freight and 3 at Holland.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, general office clerks tend to earn the biggest salaries at USF Reddaway, Ricoh, and Tarrant County. Take USF Reddaway for example. The median general office clerk salary is $37,105. At Ricoh, general office clerks earn an average of $33,217, while the average at Tarrant County is $32,552. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
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We also looked into companies who hire general office clerks from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include Boston University, The Ohio State University, and U.S. Census Bureau.
The industries that general office clerks fulfill the most roles in are the professional and transportation industries. But the highest general office clerk annual salary is in the health care industry, averaging $30,604. In the manufacturing industry they make $30,159 and average about $29,974 in the transportation industry. In conclusion, general office clerks who work in the health care industry earn a 22.3% higher salary than general office clerks in the retail industry.