Account Clerk Salary

Account Clerks in the United States take home approximately $15.02 per hour on average. Compensation ranges from $10.49 per hour on the lower end to $19.32 on the higher end. Most Account Clerks report high levels of job satisfaction. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, close to a fifth claim no health benefits at all. Account Clerks who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 88 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$21,926 - $44,452

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$10.49 - $19.32

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$21,926 - $44,452  
   
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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$22,252 - $41,329  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 106
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.49 - $19.32  
   
Overtime
$13.13 - $32.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
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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$22,252 - $41,329  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 214
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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 $60K per year. Becoming an Accounts Payable Clerk or an Accountant is often the next step for an Account Clerk.

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Account Clerks report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Accounting, Billing, Customer Service, and Accounts Receivable are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 12 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Payroll Administration and 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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. 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. Account Clerks with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $32K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Account Clerk generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $37K.

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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 7%

Customer Service
up arrow 5%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 3%

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 54 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
21%
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: 21%
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