|Quick Facts: General Office Clerks|
$26,610 per year
$12.79 per hour
|High school diploma or equivalent|
|Short-term on-the-job training|
|17% (About as fast as average)|
General office clerks do a broad range of administrative tasks, including answering telephones, typing or word processing, and filing. However, tasks vary widely in different jobs.
General office clerks work in many places. Some of the largest employers are schools, healthcare facilities, and federal, state, and local governments. More than 1 in 4 general office clerks worked part time in 2010.
General office clerks usually need a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) credential. Workers often learn their skills on the job.
The median hourly wage of general office clerks was $12.79 in May 2010.
Employment of general office clerks is projected to grow by 17 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Employment will grow as employers increasingly hire administrative support workers who can do a variety of office tasks rather than a single, specialized task.
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