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Account Clerk Salary

Account Clerks in the United States can expect wages of $14.98 per hour on average. Lower pay rates hover around $10.41 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $19.06. While nearly one-fifth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and a majority have dental, as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Account Clerks (86 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
$21,273 - $45,302
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MEDIAN: $30,287
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$10.41 - $19.06
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$21,273 - $45,302  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,208  
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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$21,691 - $41,081  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 85
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.41 - $19.06  
   
Overtime
$1.52 - $28.88  
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$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,208  
   
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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$21,691 - $41,081  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 182
United States (change)

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 who transition into an upper level Accounting Manager role may receive a large increase in pay as the position pays an average $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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Survey results suggest that Account Clerks use a fairly large toolkit 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 6 percent and 12 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Payroll Administration and Data Entry. Employees educated in Accounts Payable are typically practiced in Accounts Receivable, too.

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. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $29K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $31K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $32K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Account Clerk generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $38K.

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Experience Affects Account Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Account Clerk Salaries

Accounting
up arrow 12%

Billing
up arrow 8%

Customer Service
up arrow 6%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 3%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 1%

National Average
$31,000

Data Entry
up arrow 4%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 20%