|Quick Facts: General Office Clerks|
$35,330 per year
$16.98 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 $16.98 in May 2020.
Employment of general office clerks is projected to decline 5 percent from 2019 to 2029. Nevertheless, overall job opportunities should be good because of the need to replace workers who leave this very large occupation.
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