Accounting Clerks in the United States can expect to earn an average of $15.16 per hour. In the world of Accounting Clerks, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $4K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $4K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $25K and $45K. While years of experience and the individual firm impact pay for this group, geography is the most influential factor. Work is enjoyable for Accounting Clerks, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 85 percent of Accounting Clerks are female. Close to one-fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$27,038 - $49,841
(Median)
$27K
$37K
$50K
MEDIAN: $36,681
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$11.45 - $19.86
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$27,038 - $49,841  
   
Bonus
$384.00 - $3,794  
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $4,005  
Commission
$2,000  
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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$24,670 - $45,383  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,205
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.45 - $19.86  
   
Overtime
$17.43 - $30.85  
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$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$384.00 - $3,794  
   
Commission
$2,000  
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $4,005  
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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$24,670 - $45,383  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,863
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Job Description for Accounting Clerk

Accounting clerks generally work in offices, and travel is not required for the job. They must have exceptional knowledge of all ledger accounts, such as accounts payable/receivable, cash, and many others. These clerks may work only with accounts payable/receivable, while others may coordinate various accounts for their companies, and other duties may include working with both customers and vendors.

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Accounting Clerk Tasks

  • Sort documents and post debits/credits to proper account .
  • Verify amounts and codes on various forms for accuracy.
  • Balance entries and make necessary corrections.
  • Maintain and make necessary adjustments to records and/or logs such as journals, payroll/ time reports, or property records.
  • Verify and reconcile simple bank statements or department records.

Common Career Paths for Accounting Clerk


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Accounting Clerks may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Accounting Manager. The latter position pays an average of $61K annually. Accounting Clerks most often move into positions as Staff Accountants or Accountants; those groups report median salaries that are $11K higher and $11K higher, respectively.

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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $27K.

Popular Skills for Accounting Clerk


Accounting Clerks seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Account Management, General Ledger Accounting, Banking, and Accounts Receivable are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 5 percent. Most people experienced in Accounts Payable also know Data Entry and Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Accounting Clerk

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


For Accounting Clerks, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $32K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $34K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $36K in this role. Accounting Clerks who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $33,307

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Accounting Clerks, Chicago provides a pay rate that is 17 percent greater than the national average. Accounting Clerks will also find cushy salaries in New York (+12 percent), Houston (+9 percent), San Diego (+9 percent), and Fort Worth (+7 percent). Trailing the national average by 4 percent, Miami is the market with the smallest paychecks.

Accounting Clerk Reviews

What is it like working as an Accounting Clerk?

Accounting Clerk in Memphis:
"Office conditions are great and the management."
Pros: I love figuring out numbers and making sure everything is in the right place.
Cons: The first of the month when There is a lot to be done and if one thing is out of place it can hinder the others with time consumption.

Accounting Clerk in South Haven:
"Interesting and varied."
Pros: I like working with the customers, and the staff. I like keeping things organized and being good at what I do.
Cons: Filing.

Accounting Clerk in Fresno:
Pros: Learning new things about the balance sheet. Learning about the company and finding places for improvement.
Cons: The culture.

Accounting Clerk in Alpharetta:
"High demand and fast paced job."
Pros: Good management, flexible and understanding of personal life. Positive environment.
Cons: Stress level at times and feeling underpaid for job duties.

Accounting Clerk in Battle Creek:
"Boring because I do not do a lot of accounting."
Pros: I like my job because I pretty much handle my own schedule.
Cons: I do not do a lot of accounting and I do not hold a good position at the credit union yet.

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Experience Affects Accounting Clerk Salaries




National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect Accounting Clerk Salaries



Banking
up arrow 3%

Accounts Payable
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Accounts Receivable
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Collections
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Microsoft Excel
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Billing
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Data Processing
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Bookkeeping
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

Microsoft Word
0%

National Average
$33,000

Customer Service
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Data Entry
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Quickbooks
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 578 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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