Account Clerk Salary
Account Clerks in the United States can expect to earn an average of $15.25 per hour. Job satisfaction for Account Clerks is high. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — one-fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and close to one-half receive dental plans. Female Account Clerks far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
|Salary||$24,824 - $50,980|
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|$23,981 - $44,842|
|Hourly Rate||$11.12 - $20.16|
|Overtime||$17.00 - $35.70|
|Total Pay (||$23,981 - $44,842|
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.Read More...
Account clerks maintain financial records and may be called upon to assist with the maintenance and auditing of accounts, including accurately tracking expenses and filing bank statements and other financial documents. Some experience with Microsoft Office software, particularly Word and Excel, may be necessary for this position and a high school diploma or equivalent is often a minimum requirement. Some employers may also require a bookkeeping certification or prefer those with a financial background or some college education.
Account clerks work in a wide range of industries to maintain financial records for businesses big and small. They may work with minimal or regular supervision depending on the size of the employer and delegated responsibilities. Some may work on teams with other account clerks in different departments, and they work primarily in an office setting during regular daytime hours.
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
As Account Clerks transition into upper-level roles such as Accounting Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Accounting Managers earn $61K on average per year. Becoming an Accounts Payable Clerk is, more often than not, the most common role that Account Clerks move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. A median salary for an Accounts Payable Clerk is $31K. Another frequent advance is for Account Clerks to assume an Accountant role; in this role, workers often take home $45K.
Pay by Experience Level for Account Clerk
Pay by Experience for an Account Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Account Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 125 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Account Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 57 salaries. An experienced Account Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 76 salaries. An Account Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 29 salaries.
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