Account Clerk Salary

Account Clerks in the United States can expect to earn an average of $15.25 per hour. Job satisfaction for Account Clerks is high. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — one-fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and close to one-half receive dental plans. Female Account Clerks far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$24,824 - $50,980
$25K
$35K
$51K
MEDIAN: $35,419
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50%
90%

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$11.12 - $20.16
$11
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $15.25
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,824 - $50,980  
   
Bonus
$1,300  
Profit Sharing
$550  
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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$23,981 - $44,842  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 84
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.12 - $20.16  
   
Overtime
$17.00 - $35.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$1,300  
   
Profit Sharing
$550  
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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$23,981 - $44,842  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 161

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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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As Account Clerks transition into upper-level roles such as Accounting Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Accounting Managers earn $61K on average per year. Becoming an Accounts Payable Clerk is, more often than not, the most common role that Account Clerks move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. A median salary for an Accounts Payable Clerk is $31K. Another frequent advance is for Account Clerks to assume an Accountant role; in this role, workers often take home $45K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Account Clerk

Pay by Experience for an Account Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Account Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 125 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Account Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 57 salaries. An experienced Account Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 76 salaries. An Account Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 29 salaries.

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Key Stats for Account Clerk

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Account Clerk Salaries

▲8%

▲5%

▼0%

National Average
$33,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Account Clerk Salaries

Microsoft Excel
▲10%

Accounting
▲5%


Billing
▲1%

National Average
$33,000

Customer Service
▼1%

Data Entry
▼2%

Payroll Administration
▼3%


General Ledger Accounting
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 25%
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