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Working As A Senior Clerk

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Performing Administrative Activities
  • Getting Information
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $29,580

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Clerk Do

General office clerks perform a variety of clerical tasks, including answering telephones, typing documents, and filing records.

Duties

General office clerks typically do the following:

  • Answer and transfer telephone calls or take messages
  • Sort and deliver incoming mail and send outgoing mail
  • Schedule appointments and receive customers or visitors
  • Provide general information to staff, clients, or the public
  • Type, format, or edit routine memos or other reports
  • Copy, file, and update paper and electronic documents
  • Prepare and process bills and other office documents
  • Collect information and perform data entry

Rather than performing a single specialized task, general office clerks have responsibilities that often change daily with the current needs of the employer.

Some clerks file documents or answer phones; others enter data into computers or perform other tasks using software applications. They also frequently use photocopiers, scanners, fax machines, and other office equipment.

The specific duties assigned to clerks will depend on the type of office in which they work. For example, a general office clerk at a college or university processes application materials and answers questions from prospective students. A clerk at a hospital files and retrieves medical records.

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How To Become A Senior Clerk

General office clerks typically need a high school diploma or equivalent and learn their skills on the job.

Education

General office clerks usually need a high school diploma or equivalent.

Courses in using computer applications, such as word processing and spreadsheet software, may be particularly helpful.

Training

General office clerks usually learn their skills while on the job. Their training typically lasts up to 1 month and may include instructions on office procedures, proper phone etiquette, and the use of office equipment.

Advancement

General office clerks may advance to other administrative positions with more responsibility, such as executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants.

Advancement opportunities often depend on work experience and the knowledge of computer applications, such as word processing and spreadsheet software.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. Clerks often provide general information to company staff, customers, or the public. They should be courteous and prompt with their responses.

Detail oriented. Clerks perform many clerical tasks, such as preparing bills that require attention to detail.

Organizational skills. Office clerks file and retrieve records. They need to keep records organized to be able to access them quickly and efficiently.

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Senior Clerk Career Paths

Senior Clerk
Billing Specialist Home Health Aid Security Officer
Account Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Accountant Senior Accountant
Accounting Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Program Assistant Assistant Director Director Of Food And Beverage
Assistant General Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Assistant Recruiter Operations Manager
Branch Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Assistant Accounts Payable Clerk Billing Specialist
Business Office Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Finance Analyst Finance Manager General Manager
Chief Executive Officer
8 Yearsyrs
Finance Analyst Controller General Manager
Chief Operating Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Administrator Secretary Office Manager Human Resources Coordinator
Director Of Human Resources
10 Yearsyrs
Billing Specialist Specialist Account Manager
District Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Accountant Finance Analyst Senior Finance Analyst
Finance Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Office Manager Operations Manager
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Office Manager Human Resources Coordinator
Human Resources Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Administrator Secretary Executive Secretary
Office Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Specialist Project Manager Program Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Staff Assistant Office Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Staff Assistant Program Coordinator
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Coordinator Program Manager General Manager
Property Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Coordinator Specialist Operations Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Service Representative Sales Consultant Leasing Consultant
Resident Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Specialist Account Manager Account Executive
Sales Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Clerk Stenographer 6.0 years
Clerk Supervisor 4.6 years
Plant Clerk 4.5 years
Chief Clerk 4.4 years
Head Clerk 4.4 years
Clerk/Manager 4.2 years
Principal Clerk 4.1 years
Senior Clerk 4.0 years
Senior Secretary 4.0 years
Lead Clerk 3.8 years
Police Clerk 3.8 years
Clerk Typist 3.6 years
Invoice Clerk 3.4 years
Clerk Specialist 3.4 years
Clerk Secretary 3.3 years
Engineering Clerk 3.2 years
Schedule Clerk 3.1 years
Statistical Clerk 3.0 years
Fiscal Clerk 3.0 years
Control Clerk 3.0 years
Maintenance Clerk 2.9 years
Operations Clerk 2.9 years
Property Clerk 2.8 years
Office Specialist 2.8 years
Real Estate Clerk 2.8 years
Records Clerk 2.8 years
Support Clerk 2.6 years
Mail & File Clerk 2.5 years
Contract Clerk 2.5 years
Data Clerk 2.4 years
Clerk 2.3 years
Front Office Clerk 2.2 years
Junior Clerk 2.2 years
Office Clerk 2.2 years
Intake Clerk 2.1 years
Program Clerk 2.1 years
General Clerk 2.1 years
Clerk/Assistant 1.9 years
Top Employers Before
Clerk 13.4%
Cashier 5.3%
Secretary 5.1%
Internship 2.6%
Supervisor 2.1%
Manager 1.9%
Top Employers After
Clerk 5.3%
Secretary 5.1%
Cashier 4.3%
Supervisor 3.2%
Manager 2.8%
Specialist 2.7%

Senior Clerk Demographics

Gender

Female

77.0%

Male

20.8%

Unknown

2.2%
Ethnicity

White

77.3%

Hispanic or Latino

14.2%

Asian

6.6%

Unknown

1.4%

Black or African American

0.5%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

65.6%

French

7.0%

Chinese

3.8%

Mandarin

3.2%

Japanese

3.2%

Russian

2.5%

Korean

1.9%

Cantonese

1.9%

Arabic

1.9%

Dutch

1.3%

Armenian

1.3%

Italian

1.3%

Khmer

0.6%

Ukrainian

0.6%

Braille

0.6%

Hebrew

0.6%

Greek

0.6%

Burmese

0.6%

Tagalog

0.6%

Portuguese

0.6%
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Senior Clerk Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

19.5%

Florida State University

13.7%

Tallahassee Community College

11.2%

University of California - Los Angeles

9.6%

University of Florida

4.2%

Florida State College at Jacksonville

3.8%

Strayer University

3.8%

Santa Fe College

3.2%

Keiser University

3.2%

Valencia College

2.9%

Florida International University

2.9%

Liberty University

2.9%

Ashford University

2.6%

University of West Florida

2.6%

Saint Petersburg College

2.6%

Grand Canyon University

2.6%

University of California - Berkeley

2.2%

Arizona State University

2.2%

Miami Dade College

2.2%

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

2.2%
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Majors

Business

30.1%

Accounting

11.9%

Health Care Administration

6.3%

Criminal Justice

6.3%

Psychology

4.8%

Liberal Arts

4.0%

General Studies

3.3%

Communication

3.1%

Finance

3.1%

Medical Assisting Services

3.1%

Computer Science

2.9%

Legal Support Services

2.9%

Management

2.7%

Nursing

2.4%

Political Science

2.4%

Computer Information Systems

2.3%

Education

2.2%

English

2.1%

Elementary Education

2.0%

Human Resources Management

2.0%
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Degrees

Other

31.5%

Bachelors

30.4%

Associate

16.7%

Masters

10.3%

Certificate

7.6%

Diploma

2.3%

Doctorate

0.9%

License

0.4%
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Top Skills for A Senior Clerk

DataEntryCustomerServiceDatabaseSystemPayrollPersonnelFilesFinancialPhoneCallsSuperviseOfficeSuppliesPurchaseOrdersSafetyAuditSortFrontDeskComputerSystemOfficeEquipmentSchedulingAppointmentsClericalSupportTelephoneCallsMonthlyReports

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Top Senior Clerk Skills

  1. Data Entry
  2. Customer Service
  3. Database System
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Performed data entry tasks to add and update case information Kathleen E. Fay Phone: (678) 294-1708 *
  • Supervised library interns while providing training in customer service skills, library organization, and daily library operational tasks.
  • Maintained and update filing, inventory, mailing, and database systems, either manually or using a computer.
  • Calculate and issue payroll checks from custodial accounts for client's home caretakers.
  • Maintain personnel files and company vehicle files, including insurance and registration tasks.

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