Pay for Account Clerks in the United States sits in the ballpark of $15.15 per hour. Health benefits are not claimed by all — approximately one in four lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and roughly one-half have dental, too. Female Account Clerks far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,524 - $46,596
(Median)
$25K
$33K
$47K
MEDIAN: $33,309
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$10.92 - $20.21
(Median)
$11
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,524 - $46,596  
   
Bonus
$444.00  
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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$23,364 - $43,532  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 86
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.92 - $20.21  
   
Overtime
$13.48 - $35.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$444.00  
   
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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$23,364 - $43,532  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 176
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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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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. As Account Clerks progress in their field, many go on to become Accounts Payable Clerks. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and median pay for the role is $31K. Another common career choice for Account Clerks is to move into an Accountant role — this promotion usually pays $44K.

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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 with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $31K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $33K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Account Clerks make a median salary of $34K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Account Clerk generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $36K.

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Experience Affects Account Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%


Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$32,000


Skills That Affect Account Clerk Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 20%

Accounting
up arrow 9%

Billing
up arrow 5%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 2%

Data Entry
up arrow 1%

Accounts Receivable
0%

National Average
$32,000

General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 1%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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