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Senior Account Clerk Salary

Senior Account Clerks in the United States take home an average $18.20 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Job satisfaction for Senior Account Clerks is high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. There are far more female Senior Account Clerks who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 90 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$29,696 - $54,208
(Median)
$30K
$41K
$54K
MEDIAN: $41,050
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90%

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$13.97 - $23.33
(Median)
$14
$18
$23
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,696 - $54,208  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,936  
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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$29,458 - $51,963  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 121
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.97 - $23.33  
   
Overtime
$20.50 - $36.77  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,936  
   
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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$29,458 - $51,963  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 166

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Job Description for Senior Account Clerk

Senior account clerks are responsible for handling various aspects of their business' finances and accounts. Some responsibilities of senior account clerks are to process payments, reconcile accounts, and keep records and files of accounts. They also use a computer to enter data into computer and accounting systems, as well as process and prepare accounting reports.

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Senior Account Clerk Tasks

  • Create reports for information pertaining to retirement and payroll.
  • Communicate with employees regarding changes in salary, benefits, etc.
  • Enter changes to employee payroll records.
  • Calculate, key, total, and balance substitute payrolls.
  • Handle voluntary and involuntary deductions.

Common Career Paths for Senior Account Clerk


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At the upper end, Senior Account Clerks who move into a Senior Accountant role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Senior Accountants is a much higher $58K per year. Career advancement for the typical Senior Account Clerk often leads to becoming a Staff Accountant or an Accountant; median salaries in these positions are $3K higher and $3K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Senior Account Clerk


Senior Account Clerks generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Accounting are correlated to pay that is above average. Those educated in Accounts Payable tend to be well versed in General Ledger Accounting.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Account Clerk

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


Senior Account Clerks with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $37K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $40K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Senior Account Clerks bring in $41K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $42K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Senior Account Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$40,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Senior Account Clerk Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 12%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 1%

Accounts Receivable
0%

Accounting
0%

National Average
$40,000

General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 15%
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