|Quick Facts: General Office Clerks|
$37,030 per year
$17.81 per hour
|High school diploma or equivalent|
|Short-term on-the-job training|
General office clerks perform a variety of clerical tasks, including answering telephones, typing documents, and filing records.
Although general office clerks are employed in nearly every industry, many work in schools, healthcare facilities, and government offices.
General office clerks typically need a high school diploma or equivalent. Most learn their skills on the job.
The median hourly wage for general office clerks was $17.81 in May 2021.
Employment of general office clerks is projected to decline 5 percent from 2021 to 2031.
Despite declining employment, about 325,400 openings for general office clerks are projected each year, on average, over the decade. All of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to other occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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