Cost Accounting Clerk Salary

The average pay for a Cost Accounting Clerk is $16.62 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$31,842 - $45,206
(Median)
$32K
$39K
$45K
MEDIAN: $38,876
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$12.48 - $22.97
(Median)
$12
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$31,842 - $45,206  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
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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$28,036 - $47,882  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.48 - $22.97  
   
Overtime
$8.93 - $38.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
   
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).
)
$28,036 - $47,882  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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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 4%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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