|Quick Facts: General Office Clerks|
|2012 Median Pay||
$27,470 per year
$13.21 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||High school diploma or equivalent|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|On-the-job Training||Short-term on-the-job training|
|Number of Jobs, 2012||2,983,500|
|Job Outlook, 2012-22||6% (Slower than average)|
|Employment Change, 2012-22||184,100|
General office clerks perform a variety of administrative tasks, including answering telephones, typing or word processing, making copies of documents, and maintaining records.
Although general office clerks are employed in nearly every industry, most work in schools, healthcare facilities, and government. About 1 in 4 worked part time in 2012.
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 $13.21 in May 2012.
Employment of general office clerks is projected to grow 6 percent from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. Nonetheless, overall job opportunities should be good. Candidates who have a combination of work experience and computer software skills should have the best job prospects.
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