Account Clerk Salary

Account Clerks in the United States take home an average $15.17 per hour. Women account for the majority of Account Clerks who took the survey — 82 percent to be exact. The majority of Account Clerks claim high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — about a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by approximately half. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$24,371 - $48,192
$24K
$35K
$48K
MEDIAN: $34,501
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50%
90%

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$10.77 - $19.91
$11
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$20
MEDIAN: $15.17
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,371 - $48,192  
   
Bonus
$894  
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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$22,907 - $43,792  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 82
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.77 - $19.91  
   
Overtime
$13.52 - $35.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$894  
   
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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$22,907 - $43,792  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 160

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Job Description for Account Clerk

Account clerks are responsible for tasks such as data entry and filing, updating, and reviewing accounts using computers, ledgers, and accounting software. Some employers maintain their own software in which the account clerk must be trained, while others use common generic software.

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Account Clerk Tasks

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

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 $61K per year. Going from Account Clerk to Accounts Payable Clerk is the transition that occurs most often in this field, and the average paycheck for Accounts Payable Clerks is $31K. Many others choose to work as Accountants, where pay is typically $45K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Account Clerk

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


Account Clerks do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $31K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $33K. Account Clerks who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $35K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $36K.

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Key Stats for Account Clerk

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Account Clerk Salaries

▲10%

▲7%

▲2%

National Average
$33,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Account Clerk Salaries

Microsoft Excel
▲12%

Accounting
▲8%

Billing
▲4%


Customer Service
▲1%

Data Entry
▼0%

National Average
$33,000

Payroll Administration
▼1%


General Ledger Accounting
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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