Account Clerk Salary

The average Account Clerk in the United States earns approximately $14.98 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $10.46 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $19.23. Account Clerks who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 88 percent. While some workers in this profession — between a fifth and a fourth — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and a majority have dental insurance. The majority of Account Clerks claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$21,811 - $44,610
(Median)
$22K
$31K
$45K
MEDIAN: $31,031
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90%

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$10.46 - $19.23
(Median)
$10
$15
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$21,811 - $44,610  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $986  
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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$22,179 - $41,351  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 103
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.46 - $19.23  
   
Overtime
$13.01 - $33.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $986  
   
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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$22,179 - $41,351  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 212
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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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Accounting Manager. The latter position pays an average of $60K annually. 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


Account Clerks report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Accounting, Billing, Accounts Receivable, and General Ledger Accounting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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.


For many Account Clerks, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $30K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $31K. Account Clerks claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $32K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an Account Clerk with more than 20 years of experience can earn $37K on average.

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Experience Affects Account Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

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 2%

General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 2%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 1%

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 54 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 22%
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