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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Office Clerk Salary

$14.02 hourly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More

$29,164 yearly

Entry level Salary
$23,000 yearly
$23,000
10 %
$29,164
Median
$35,000
90 %

How much does an Office Clerk make?

Office clerks make $29,164 per year on average, or $14.02 per hour, in the United States. Office clerks on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $23,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $35,000.

Location impacts how much an office clerk can expect to make. Office clerks make the most in Rhode Island, Connecticut, Colorado, Alaska, and Massachusetts.

Highest Paying States For Office Clerks

The darker areas on the map show where office clerks earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Office Clerk average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1Connecticut$35,458$17.05701
2Alaska$32,822$15.78204
3Oregon$32,750$15.75763
4Colorado$33,256$15.991,015
5Pennsylvania$31,301$15.051,879
6Rhode Island$37,196$17.88149
7Michigan$29,573$14.221,515
8Washington$31,374$15.081,375
9Massachusetts$32,768$15.751,324
10New York$30,900$14.862,399
11New Hampshire$32,284$15.52201
12Vermont$31,358$15.08115
13Wyoming$29,827$14.3495
14Maine$31,409$15.10160
15Ohio$28,661$13.781,652
16Nevada$31,728$15.25219
17Arizona$30,419$14.62802
18Utah$28,941$13.91583
19Minnesota$29,481$14.171,058
20District of Columbia$35,351$17.00170
21Kentucky$27,877$13.40678
22North Carolina$29,326$14.101,258
23Illinois$29,430$14.151,897
24Texas$29,057$13.973,214
25New Jersey$30,795$14.811,016
26Iowa$27,222$13.09645
27Florida$27,443$13.193,681
28California$32,063$15.413,140
29Hawaii$31,450$15.12132
30Tennessee$26,286$12.641,072
31Indiana$26,143$12.571,316
32North Dakota$28,462$13.68106
33Idaho$26,716$12.84308
34Delaware$27,702$13.32202
35South Dakota$26,338$12.66159
36Virginia$28,346$13.631,283
37Maryland$28,539$13.72848
38Missouri$26,876$12.92908
39Wisconsin$25,079$12.061,034
40Montana$27,068$13.01126
41South Carolina$25,948$12.47577
42Georgia$26,039$12.521,484
43Kansas$23,101$11.11619
44Nebraska$25,098$12.07317
45Mississippi$25,378$12.20253
46Oklahoma$24,776$11.91383
47Arkansas$24,565$11.81279
48Louisiana$23,256$11.18390
49West Virginia$21,285$10.23205
50New Mexico$20,407$9.81264
51Alabama$22,147$10.65487

Highest Paying Cities For Office Clerks

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Hartford, CT$35,509$17.07
2San Francisco, CA$33,262$15.99
3Englewood, CO$33,245$15.98
4Springfield, OR$32,976$15.85
5Boston, MA$32,752$15.75
6Tacoma, WA$31,763$15.27
7Bethlehem, PA$31,587$15.19
8Lewiston, ME$31,343$15.07
9New York, NY$30,910$14.86
10Phoenix, AZ$30,505$14.67
11Chicago, IL$29,477$14.17
12Saint Paul, MN$29,465$14.17
13Fort Worth, TX$29,082$13.98
14Charlotte, NC$29,078$13.98
15Springfield, VA$28,713$13.80

Here Are The Five Most In Demand Cities Right Now:

  1. Hartford, CT
  2. San Francisco, CA
  3. Englewood, CO
  4. Springfield, OR
  5. Boston, MA

Office Clerk Salary Details

Office Clerk Salary

What is an Office Clerk's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$35,000$2,917$17
75th Percentile$32,000$2,667$15
Average$29,164$2,430$14
25th Percentile$26,000$2,167$13
10th Percentile$23,000$1,917$11

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Office Administrator$34,979$2,915$16.82118,096
Office Receptionist$32,793$2,733$15.7780,143
Data Clerk$29,221$2,435$14.05147,935
Room Clerk$29,541$2,462$14.2091,018
Shop Clerk$29,709$2,476$14.28106,275
Office Representative$35,961$2,997$17.29149,852

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Citi Jobs (50)
  2. AT&T Jobs (79)
  3. Kroger Jobs (80)
  4. Safeway Jobs (68)
  5. Walmart Jobs (130)

Which Companies Pay Office Clerks The Most?

The highest paying companies for office clerks are University of Massachusetts Boston and Dollar Bank according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, companies like Old Dominion Freight Line and Collabera report highly competitive wages for office clerks.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1University of Massachusetts Boston$39,569$19.02
2Dollar Bank$37,787$18.171
3Old Dominion Freight Line$36,015$17.3153
4Collabera$34,834$16.754
5Cenergy International Services$34,260$16.4715
6Boise Cascade$33,424$16.074
7Trident Seafoods$33,075$15.902
8Dairy Farmers of America$31,807$15.2915
9Central Lakes College$31,771$15.27
10Hormel Foods$31,626$15.2010
11Seneca Foods$31,222$15.012
12First Student$31,166$14.984
13McLane$30,405$14.6219
14Ross Institute$30,400$14.621
15Kiewit$30,336$14.58244
16CTG$30,277$14.56
17Harsco$30,264$14.551
18Ross Stores$30,223$14.5316
19Triple-S$30,186$14.519
20Timberland$30,138$14.49

How Much Do Office Clerks Make In Different Industries?

Office clerk salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that the finance, professional, and health care industries tend to offer much higher salaries for office clerks. For example, office clerks make a whopping average salary of $30,826 while working in the finance industry. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $30,028 in the professional industry and $29,591 in the health care industry.

Office clerks may want to avoid working in the government industry as it offers the lowest average salary of $27,665.

Highest Paying Industries For Office Clerks

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Finance$30,826$14.82
2Professional$30,028$14.44
3Health Care$29,591$14.23
4Retail$29,585$14.22
5Manufacturing$29,554$14.21
6Transportation$29,550$14.21
7Construction$29,193$14.04
8Education$28,561$13.73
9Government$27,665$13.30

High Paying Office Clerk Jobs

Office Clerk Salary Trends

The salary for an office clerk can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Average Office Clerk Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Office Clerk Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$29,200$14.02+3.7%
    2021$28,100$13.51+3.8%
    2020$27,000$12.99+3.8%
    2019$26,000$12.50+2.9%
    2018$25,200$12.14+3.3%

    Recently Added Office Clerk Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    HertzCar Sales Office ClerkPleasanton, CA06/01/2022$38,610
    Allied Personnel ServicesWarehouse Office ClerkBethlehem, PA06/01/2022$37,566
    Ko Business SolutionsOffice ClerkSkokie, IL06/01/2022$41,740
    Inergroup Insourcing SolutionsWarehouse Office ClerkColumbus, OH06/01/2022$36,523
    American CybersystemsOffice Clerk (ON Site)Oak Creek, WI06/01/2022$39,653
    Staffing PartnersOffice ClerkMansfield, OH06/01/2022$29,218
    American CybersystemsOffice ClerkJacksonville, FL06/01/2022$42,303
    Ist Management Services, Inc.Mail and Office ClerkMemphis, TN05/31/2022$29,218
    Alex LeeOffice ClerkSouthport, NC05/31/2022$22,957
    Imperial DadeWarehouse Office ClerkMiami, FL05/31/2022$33,392

    Office Clerk Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Office Clerks the most?

    Rhode Island pays Office Clerks the most in the United States, with an average salary of $37,196 per year, or $17.88 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as an Office Clerk?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as an Office Clerk if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Connecticut you should be paid close to $35,458 per year.

    What type of Office Clerk gets paid the most?

    Office Technician gets paid the most. Office Technician made a median salary of $38,449. The best-paid 10 percent make $44,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $33,000.

    What is a good starting salary for an Office Clerk?

    A good starting salary for an office clerk is $23,000 in the United States. That puts you in the 10th percentile of annual income for an office clerk in the U.S., which is about what you would expect if you were new to the field. The average salary for office clerks is $29,164, but that normally requires some level of experience to achieve. Furthermore, a good starting salary for an office clerk can vary by state.

    Do clerks make a lot of money?

    No, clerks do not make a lot of money. Office clerks make a median salary of $36,000. However, the top ten percent can earn over $63,000 annually.

    Generally, salary differences come down to a combination of industry and level of education and experience. Office clerks with an associate's degree and more work experience have the ability to earn more money than those with only their high school diploma.

    How much do office clerks get paid?

    Office clerks get paid a median annual salary of $36,000. However, the top ten percent can earn over $63,000 annually.

    Generally, salary differences come down to a combination of industry and level of education and experience. Office clerks with an associate's degree and more work experience have the ability to earn more money than those with only their high school diploma.

    What is the monthly income of a clerk?

    The monthly income of a clerk generally ranges from $2,000 to $4,000. This is dependent on what kind of clerk you are, the industry you're part of, and how much experience you have.

    For example, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, an information desk clerk working for hotels, motels, and resorts made the median annual wages of $25,490 in 2020. Breaking that down, it's $2,124 per month.

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