The median hourly wage of general office clerks was $12.79 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $8.31, and the top 10 percent earned more than $20.12.
The median hourly wages of general office clerks in the industries employing the most of this occupation were as follows:
|Health care and social assistance||12.80|
|Educational services; state, local, and private||12.75|
|Administrative and support services||12.06|
Most general office clerks work full time, although 1 in 4 clerks worked part time in 2010. Many clerks also work in temporary positions.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition