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This job doesn't pay especially well. According to the BLS, office clerks earned a median salary of $27,470 in 2012. The top earners made more than $40,000, but the lowest-paid office clerks made less than $18,000 in 2012. For the best salary potential, consider a move to the coasts – office clerks in Barnstable Town, Mass., earned an average salary of $38,880. Also consider sunny San Jose, Calif., where average pay was $38,350 in 2012.

Job Salary Year
2004 $24,320.00
2006 $25,320.00
2008 $27,110.00
2010 $28,950.00
2012 $29,270.00

Average Office Clerk Pay vs. All Business Jobs

Clerks made an average salary of $29,270 in 2012, which is considerably lower than some other Business Jobs we cover. For instance, executive assistants earned $50,220 and bookkeeping, accounting and audit clerks earned an average salary of $36,640. Some business jobs are lower-paying, like receptionist ($27,050) and cashier ($20,370).

Job Name Salary
Executive Assistant $47,500.00
Bookkeeping, Accounting and Audit Clerk $35,170.00
Office Clerk $27,470.00
Office Clerk $27,470.00
Receptionist $25,990.00
Cashier $18,970.00

Best Paying Cities for Office Clerks

The highest paid in the office clerk profession work in the metropolitan areas of Barnstable Town, Mass., San Jose, Calif., and Fairbanks, Ark. The Anchorage, Alaska area also pays well, as does the city of Oakland, Calif.

Barnstable Town, Mass.

Average Salary: $38,880 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of an office clerk working in Barnstable Town, Mass. is $38,880, which is $11,410 more than the average pay in the profession.

San Jose, Calif.

Average Salary: $38,350 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of an office clerk working in San Jose, Calif. is $38,350, which is $10,880 more than the average pay in the profession.

Fairbanks, Ark.

Average Salary: $37,540 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of an office clerk working in Fairbanks, Ark. is $37,540, which is $10,070 more than the average pay in the profession.

Anchorage, Alaska

Average Salary: $37,240 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of an office clerk working in Anchorage, Alaska is $37,240, which is $9,770 more than the average pay in the profession.

Oakland, Calif.

Average Salary: $36,940 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of an office clerk working in Oakland, Calif. is $36,940, which is $9,470 more than the average pay in the profession.

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