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Account Clerk Salary

Pay for Account Clerks in the United States sits in the ballpark of $15.09 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $10.67 per hour and $19.33. For the most part, Account Clerks enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. While around one in five report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. Women make up the vast majority of Account Clerks (88 percent) who answered the questionnaire. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$21,358 - $44,918
(Median)
$21K
$31K
$45K
MEDIAN: $30,659
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50%
90%

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$10.67 - $19.33
(Median)
$11
$15
$19
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$21,358 - $44,918  
   
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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$22,134 - $41,666  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 97
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.67 - $19.33  
   
Overtime
$7.50 - $33.24  
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$24K$48K$72K
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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$22,134 - $41,666  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 195

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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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At the upper end, Account Clerks who move into an Accounting Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Accounting Managers is a much higher $59K per year. It is not unusual for an Account Clerk to become an Accounts Payable Clerk or a Staff Accountant.

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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, Customer Service, and Accounts Receivable are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 11 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Payroll Administration and Data Entry. Those with knowledge of Accounts Payable tend to be skilled in 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. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $30K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $31K. Account Clerks with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $32K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $37K.

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Experience Affects Account Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Account Clerk Salaries

Accounting
up arrow 11%

Billing
up arrow 7%

Customer Service
up arrow 6%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 4%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 2%

General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 2%

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 58 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 21%