Cost Accounting Clerk Salary

The average pay for a Cost Accounting Clerk is $18.07 per hour.

$39,457 - $44,667
$42K
MEDIAN: $41,716
50%

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$14.55 - $27.15
$15
$18
$27
MEDIAN: $18.07
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$41,716  
   
Bonus
$800  
Profit Sharing
$750  
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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$30,925 - $55,443  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.55 - $27.15  
   
Overtime
$31.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$800  
   
Profit Sharing
$750  
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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$30,925 - $55,443  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 23

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Job Description for Cost Accounting Clerk

A cost accounting clerk’s overall function is to determine whether a business is making a profit or losing money. There are many ways in which cost accounting clerks determine this. First and foremost, they track expenses. Expenses include product materials, manufacturing costs, and payroll. They watch every invoice closely to make sure that they are all accurate. They are responsible for tracking labor hours, and they normally work on payroll to make sure that employees' time is spent fruitfully. Verifying purchase orders manually is also done to ensure accuracy.

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Cost Accounting Clerk Tasks

  • Compare the actual costs to expected costs and investigate the reason for variation in actual costs.
  • Calculate a company's costs, taking into consideration factors such as materials, labor, capital, and transportation.
  • Keep records of company costs and prepare cost reports for management.

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Pay by Experience Level for Cost Accounting Clerk

Pay by Experience for a Cost Accounting Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Cost Accounting Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 15 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Cost Accounting 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 21 salaries. An experienced Cost Accounting Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 6 salaries. A Cost Accounting Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 6 salaries.

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Key Stats for Cost Accounting Clerk

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Cost Accounting Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
▲6%

Experienced
▼0%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
▼1%

Mid-Career
▼21%

Skills That Affect Cost Accounting Clerk Salaries

Microsoft Excel
▲4%

National Average
$41,000

Cost Accounting
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 17%