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Account Clerk Salary

Pay for Account Clerks in the United States sits in the ballpark of $15.01 per hour. Earnings sit near $10.48 per hour on the lower side but can approach $19.28 on the higher side. Women make up the vast majority of Account Clerks (88 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just over a fifth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$21,428 - $44,765
(Median)
$21K
$31K
$45K
MEDIAN: $30,743
10%
50%
90%

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$10.48 - $19.28
(Median)
$10
$15
$19
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$21,428 - $44,765  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,017  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,991 - $41,484  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 100
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.48 - $19.28  
   
Overtime
$13.08 - $32.97  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,017  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,991 - $41,484  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 203

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Job Description for Account Clerk

  • Create reports for information pertaining to retirement and payroll.
  • Communicate with employees regarding changes in salary, benefits, etc.
  • Enter changes to employee payroll records.
  • Calculate, key, total, and balance substitute payrolls.
  • Handle voluntary and involuntary deductions.

Common Career Paths for Account Clerk


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Account Clerks' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as an Accounting Manager. The average Accounting Manager brings home $59K per year. An Accounts Payable Clerk or a Staff Accountant is a typical transition from an Account Clerk role.

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Popular Skills for Account Clerk


Survey results suggest that Account Clerks put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Accounting, Billing, Accounts Receivable, and General Ledger Accounting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Payroll Administration and Data Entry. It is not unusual for someone who knows Accounts Payable to be familiar with Accounts Receivable as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Account Clerk

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Account Clerks — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $30K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $31K. For Account Clerks, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $32K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $36K.

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Experience Affects Account Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$31,000


Skills That Affect Account Clerk Salaries

Accounting
up arrow 12%

Billing
up arrow 8%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 3%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 2%

General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$31,000

Data Entry
up arrow 5%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 22%
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