Account Clerk Salary
Account Clerks in the United States take home an average $15.17 per hour. Women account for the majority of Account Clerks who took the survey — 82 percent to be exact. The majority of Account Clerks claim high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — about a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by approximately half. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
|Salary||$24,371 - $48,192|
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|$22,907 - $43,792|
|Hourly Rate||$10.77 - $19.91|
|Overtime||$13.52 - $35.47|
|Total Pay (||$22,907 - $43,792|
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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as an Accounting Manager. The average Accounting Manager brings home $61K per year. Going from Account Clerk to Accounts Payable Clerk is the transition that occurs most often in this field, and the average paycheck for Accounts Payable Clerks is $31K. Many others choose to work as Accountants, where pay is typically $45K.
Pay by Experience Level for Account Clerk
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Account Clerks do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $31K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $33K. Account Clerks who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $35K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $36K.
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