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Ad Clerk Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$34,357 (USD)

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Last updated: May 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Ad Clerk is $34,357 a year and $17 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Ad Clerk is between $26,424 and $40,824. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for an Ad Clerk. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Receives orders for classified advertising for newspaper or magazine by telephone or in person.
  • Talks to customer to determine wording and dates of publication of classified advertisement.
  • Calculates word, line, or day rates, using rate schedule, and total charge for customer.
  • Designates box number for anonymous advertisements.
  • Accepts payments for advertisements.
  • Writes order form to customer's specification and transmits to production personnel for publication.
  • Writes receipts and keeps records of transactions.
  • May mark advertising that has expired and indicate number of days other advertisements are to continue.
  • May record customer's request for cancellations or corrections of classified advertisement.
  • May solicit orders for classified advertisements over telephone.
  • When taking order over telephone, may be designated telephone ad taker.
Ad Clerk Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Order Clerks

Job family population: 169,120

Estimated population of Ad Clerk jobs: 24,338

Rate of error: 3.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,716,450 (2017), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Ad Clerk Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Apr 24
Chicago, IL, USA
Compass Group
We have an opening for a CLERK, DIET position. * Location : 5841 S Maryland Ave. Chicago, IL 60637 ... Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance * Discount Marketplace * And other voluntary ...
Mar 19
Chicago, IL, USA
Compass Group
We have an opening for a CLERK, MAILROOM position. * Location : Chicago, IL 60603. Note: online ... Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance * Discount Marketplace Job Summary Summary
Apr 24
Lake Forest, IL, USA
Compass Group
Veterans Wanted * We have an opening for a full-time CLERK, FRONT DESK position. * Location ... Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance * Discount Marketplace Job Summary Summary
Warehouse Shipping and Receiving Clerk
Apr 30
Big Rock, IL, USA
Central States Bus Sales, Inc
Central States Bus Sales is currently seeking a Full-Time Warehouse Shipping and Receiving Clerk ... AD&D Insurance · Long Term Disability · 401k · Paid vacation, holidays and personal days ...
Apr 26
Chicago, IL, USA
Compass Group
Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance * Discount Marketplace * And other voluntary ... Picks up requisitioned supplies from staging clerk. * Receives completed production orders from ...
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