Senior Account Clerks in the United States take home approximately $19.11 per hour on average. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most Senior Account Clerks survey respondents are women (77 percent). For the most part, Senior Account Clerks enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$31,245 - $60,799
$31K
$42K
$61K
MEDIAN: $42,301
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90%

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$14.27 - $25.43
$14
$19
$25
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$31,245 - $60,799  
   
Bonus
$2,023  
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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$30,529 - $59,410  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 64
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.27 - $25.43  
   
Overtime
$33.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$2,023  
   
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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$30,529 - $59,410  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 73

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Senior Account Clerk


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Senior Account Clerks who advance into the role of a Senior Accountant are fairly uncommon. Senior Accountants on average earn $60K per year. It is quite typical for Senior Account Clerks to transition into roles as Accountants or Staff Accountants, where reported median earnings are $3K and $3K higher per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Account Clerk

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


For Senior Account Clerks, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $37K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $39K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $42K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Senior Account Clerk generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $49K.

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Key Stats for Senior Account Clerk

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Senior Account Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Senior Account Clerk Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 7%


Accounts Receivable
0%

National Average
$41,000

Accounting
up arrow 2%

General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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