How Much Do General Office Clerks Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

General Office Clerks

General Office Clerks perform duties too varied and diverse to be classified in any specific office clerical occupation, requiring knowledge of office systems and procedures. Clerical duties may be assigned in accordance with the office procedures of individual establishments and may include a combination of answering telephones, bookkeeping, typing or word processing, office machine operation, and filing.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$37770 per year
Hourly wage
$18 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$22,030 to $27,570 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$11 to $13 per hour

Entry-level General Office Clerks with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $22,030 to $27,570 per year or $11 to $13 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of General Office Clerks to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $27 $57,140
Senior (Top 25%) $22 $45,480
Middle (Mid 50%) $17 $35,330
Junior (Bottom 25%) $13 $27,570
No experience (Bottom 10%) $11 $22,030

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
DC $23 $47,690
CO $21 $44,630
AK $21 $44,380
ND $21 $43,540
WA $21 $43,440
MA $21 $42,820
CA $20 $42,100
NH $20 $41,510
AZ $20 $41,370
RI $20 $41,250

Another simple way to increase your salary as a General Office Clerk is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like DC doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at DC might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid General Office Clerks are in the states of DC, CO, AK, ND and WA.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil $62260 $29.93
Postal Service (Federal Government) $61260 $29.45
Natural Gas Distribution $59830 $28.76
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank $50790 $24.42
Metal Ore Mining $49540 $23.82
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution $48970 $23.54
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds $47250 $22.71
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing $47010 $22.60
Software Publishers $46470 $22.34
Telecommunications $45740 $21.99
Support Activities for Water Transportation $45370 $21.81
Other Investment Pools and Funds $45360 $21.81
Scientific Research and Development Services $45330 $21.79
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other $44790 $21.53
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation $44770 $21.53
Couriers and Express Delivery Services $44680 $21.48
Rail Transportation $44540 $21.42
Cable and Other Subscription Programming $43990 $21.15
Federal Executive Branch $43930 $21.12
Oil and Gas Extraction $43890 $21.10
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing $43640 $20.98
Ship and Boat Building $43620 $20.97
Other Information Services $43550 $20.94
Nonresidential Building Construction $43540 $20.93
Scheduled Air Transportation $43460 $20.90
Inland Water Transportation $43410 $20.87
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction $43350 $20.84
Land Subdivision $43210 $20.77
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities $43190 $20.76
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation $43110 $20.73

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