Some of the skills we found on office clerk resumes included "customer service," "data entry," and "telephone calls." We have detailed the most important office clerk responsibilities below.
We've found that 32.4% of office clerks have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 2.5% earned their master's degrees before becoming an office clerk. While it's true that some office clerks have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every four office clerks did not spend the extra money to attend college.
The office clerks who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied business and accounting, while a small population of office clerks studied general studies and health care administration.
When you're ready to become an office clerk, you might wonder which companies hire office clerks. According to our research through office clerk resumes, office clerks are mostly hired by Lowes Foods, ABM Industries, and Ricoh. Now is a good time to apply as Lowes Foods has 22 office clerks job openings, and there are 11 at ABM Industries and 10 at Ricoh.
If you're interested in companies where office clerks make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at University of Massachusetts Boston, Ross Institute, and Kemper. We found that at University of Massachusetts Boston, the average office clerk salary is $45,035. Whereas at Ross Institute, office clerks earn roughly $41,207. And at Kemper, they make an average salary of $40,621.
We also looked into companies who hire 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 Florida State College at Jacksonville.
In general, office clerks fulfill roles in the retail and manufacturing industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the office clerk annual salary is the highest in the transportation industry with $31,504 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the government and health care industries pay $31,054 and $30,866 respectively. This means that office clerks who are employed in the transportation industry make 11.4% more than office clerks who work in the retail Industry.