The average pay for a Cost Accounting Clerk is $18.68 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$38,364 - $44,138
(Median)
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$41K
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MEDIAN: $40,800
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$14.62 - $26.70
(Median)
$15
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $18.00
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50%
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$40,800  
   
Bonus
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
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$31,381 - $58,130  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.62 - $26.70  
   
Overtime
$9.07 - $41.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$1,000  
   
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).
)
$31,381 - $58,130  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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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.
  • Keep records of company costs and prepare cost reports for management.
  • Calculate a company’s costs, taking into consideration factors such as materials, labor, capital, and transportation.

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Experience Affects Cost Accounting Clerk Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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