Account Clerk Salary

An average Account Clerk in the United States can expect to take home roughly $15.00 per hour. Earnings sit near $10.40 per hour on the lower side but can approach $19.56 on the higher side. There are far more female Account Clerks who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 88 percent. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under one in four 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 data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$23,195 - $45,521
(Median)
$23K
$33K
$46K
MEDIAN: $32,610
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$10.40 - $19.56
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,195 - $45,521  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $993  
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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$22,395 - $42,039  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 122
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.40 - $19.56  
   
Overtime
$13.19 - $32.21  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $993  
   
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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$22,395 - $42,039  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 247
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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

  • 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 $60K per year. An Accounts Payable Clerk or an Accountant is a typical transition from an Account Clerk role.

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Account Clerks report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Accounting, Billing, Customer Service, and Accounts Payable are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 11 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Data Entry. Competency in Accounts Payable frequently indicates knowledge of Accounts Receivable.

Pay by Experience Level for Account Clerk

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


For Account Clerks, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $30K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $32K. On average, Account Clerks make $33K following one to two decades on the job. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $35K.

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Experience Affects Account Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$32,000


Skills That Affect Account Clerk Salaries

Accounting
up arrow 11%

Billing
up arrow 7%

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 2%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 1%

General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 1%

National Average
$32,000

Payroll Administration
up arrow 1%

Data Entry
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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