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.

$24,458 - $47,963
$24K
$34K
$48K
MEDIAN: $33,903
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50%
90%

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$10.96 - $20.13
$11
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $15.15
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50%
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,458 - $47,963  
   
Bonus
$488.00  
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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$23,276 - $44,351  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 94
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.96 - $20.13  
   
Overtime
$13.59 - $35.68  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$488.00  
   
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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$23,276 - $44,351  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 165

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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

  • 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


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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.

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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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Key Stats for Account Clerk

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Account Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
▲10%

▲6%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$32,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Account Clerk Salaries

Microsoft Excel
▲13%

Accounting
▲8%


Billing
▲4%

Customer Service
▲2%

Data Entry
▲1%

Accounts Receivable
▼0%

National Average
$32,000

Payroll Administration
▼1%

General Ledger Accounting
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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