Account Clerk Salary
Account Clerks in the United States can expect to earn an average of $15.15 per hour. There are far more female Account Clerks who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 82 percent. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. While around one in four report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and one-half have dental, as well. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
|Salary||$24,458 - $47,963|
|Total Pay (||$23,276 - $44,351|
|Hourly Rate||$10.96 - $20.13|
|Overtime||$13.59 - $35.68|
|Total Pay (||$23,276 - $44,351|
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
- Calculate, key, total, and balance substitute payrolls.
- Handle voluntary and involuntary deductions.
- Enter changes to employee payroll records.
- Create reports for information pertaining to retirement and payroll.
- Communicate with employees regarding changes in salary, benefits, etc.
Common Career Paths for Account Clerk
Account Clerks may progress into high-paying roles like Accounting Manager, where median compensation is $61K annually. Account Clerks go on to become Accounts Payable Clerks more often than anything even though median pay for the role is $31K. Account Clerks who move into an Accountant role, another well-traveled path for those in this field, tend to find salaries of $44K.
Pay by Experience Level for Account Clerk
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $31K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $33K. Account Clerks who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $34K. Account Clerks with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $36K.
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