Account Clerk Salary

Account Clerks in the United States take home an average $15.00 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $10.40 per hour, and the top verges on $19.56. Women make up the vast majority of Account Clerks (88 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Work is enjoyable for Account Clerks, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly less than a fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by a majority. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$23,195 - $45,521
(Median)
$23K
$33K
$46K
MEDIAN: $32,610
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$10.40 - $19.56
(Median)
$10
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,195 - $45,521  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $993  
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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$22,395 - $42,039  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 122
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.40 - $19.56  
   
Overtime
$13.19 - $32.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $993  
   
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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$22,395 - $42,039  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 247
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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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At the upper end, Account Clerks who move into an Accounting Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Accounting Managers is a much higher $60K per year. An Account Clerk may also move into a role as an Accounts Payable Clerk or an Accountant.

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Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Accounting, Billing, Customer Service, and Accounts Payable are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 11 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Entry. Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Account Clerk

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Account Clerks with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $30K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $32K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $33K. As Account Clerks reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $35K.

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Experience Affects Account Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$32,000


Skills That Affect Account Clerk Salaries

Accounting
up arrow 11%

Billing
up arrow 7%

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 2%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 1%

General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 1%

National Average
$32,000

Payroll Administration
up arrow 1%

Data Entry
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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