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Construction Clerk Job Description

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Construction companies must retain a variety of documentation, such as building permits, plans and budgets. Construction clerks are the individuals responsible for maintaining these records.


Construction clerks gather documents and then scan them or file them according to an established organizational system. Clerks may retrieve documents when needed by employees of the construction company, or have a responsibility to submit documents to state or federal government agencies as required for reporting.

Work Environment

Most construction clerks work full-time during daylight, weekday hours. Clerks work in office environments and may work alone or alongside other clerks, depending on the size of the company.


Successful construction clerks exercise attentiveness to detail, organizational skills and the ability to work in an environment that is fairly routine. For companies that use electronic records, the ability to use computer scanners and imaging software is also necessary.


Most employers prefer to hire construction clerks with a minimum of a high school diploma or GED.


As of January 2010, construction clerks averaged annual salaries of $29,000, according to

2016 Salary Information for Receptionists

Receptionists earned a median annual salary of $27,920 in 2016, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. On the low end, receptionists earned a 25th percentile salary of $22,700, meaning 75 percent earned more than this amount. The 75th percentile salary is $34,280, meaning 25 percent earn more. In 2016, 1,053,700 people were employed in the U.S. as receptionists.