Accounting Clerk Salary (United States)

An Accounting Clerk earns an average wage of $14.44 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Accounting Clerk Total Pay (?
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$25,736 - $45,696
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $34,587
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Accounting Clerk Total Pay (?
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$10.66 - $18.75
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$25,736 - $45,696  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,055  
Profit Sharing
$151.01 - $3,878  
Commission
$-0.50 - $27,617  
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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$23,504 - $42,737  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 5,761
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.66 - $18.75  
   
Overtime
$15.24 - $28.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,055  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $27,617  
Profit Sharing
$151.01 - $3,878  
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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$23,504 - $42,737  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 5,761
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Job Description for Accounting Clerk
An accounting clerk job description is multi-pronged. Accounting clerks are expected to work closely with specific financial applications/software that the business or company utilizes. Additionally, they are required to handle accounts from a multitude of both Federal and private sources. Accounting clerks are usually under the supervision of Financial Managers within a specific department, and are expected to perform financial verifications and also prepare and submit various health or tax applications (depending on their area of expertise) and interview prospective applicants.
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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.
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Pay Difference By Location
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$32,000
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Accounting Clerk Reviews

What is it like working as an Accounting Clerk?
Accounting Clerk in Westbrook:
"Work Flexibility, Stress Level Is Pretty Even, Office Is Not Good."
Pros: The people in other departments I like my job, I like what I do. No phone calls usually.
Cons: The office atmosphere is bad. Unfair with the pay. I feel I deserve a lot more for what I do and what I go beyond doing.
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Experience Affects Accounting Clerk Salaries

National Average
$32,000

Skills That Affect Accounting Clerk Salaries

Collections
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Accounts Payable
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Accounts Receivable
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Billing
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Data Processing
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Account Management
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Microsoft Excel
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Bookkeeping
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Quickbooks
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Banking
0%
National Average
$32,000
Data Entry
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 1208 votes.
Gender
Female
86%
female alumni
 
Male
14%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 24%
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