Counter Clerk

Receive, type, route, and collect payments for telegraph messages.
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Counter Clerks do?

Receives, types, routes, and collects payment for telegraph messages and cashes money order warrants at counter in telegraph office: Quotes rates for telegrams and collects amount due for message. Types message from customer’s copy and places message in pneumatic tube for routing. Pays customer amount due on money order warrant. Keeps records of receipts and disbursements and balances cash on hand at end of day. May be assigned to process money orders only and be designated Money-Order Clerk.

Should I be a Counter Clerk?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

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    How to become a Counter Clerk

    Most Counter Clerks have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9aaaaa&chl=no+college+%28100%25%29|||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,100,100
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