Senior Account Clerk Salary

The average Senior Account Clerk in the United States earns approximately $18.17 per hour. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Senior Account Clerks report high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 84 percent of Senior Account Clerks are female. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,688 - $55,440
(Median)
$30K
$41K
$55K
MEDIAN: $41,012
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$14.20 - $23.29
(Median)
$14
$18
$23
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,688 - $55,440  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,844  
Profit Sharing
$1,100  
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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$29,665 - $52,446  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 143
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.20 - $23.29  
   
Overtime
$19.49 - $35.13  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,844  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,100  
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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$29,665 - $52,446  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 172
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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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While not commonly seen, Senior Account Clerks who transition into a Senior Accountant position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Senior Accountants is $59K per year. Senior Account Clerks most often move into positions as Accountants or Staff Accountants; those groups report median salaries that are $4K higher and $3K higher, respectively.

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Senior Account Clerks who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Accounting, Accounts Payable, and Accounts Receivable are correlated to pay that is above average. Many workers who know Accounts Payable also know Accounts Receivable.

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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. 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 $39K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Senior Account Clerks bring in $41K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $42K on average.

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Experience Affects Senior Account Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$40,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Senior Account Clerk Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 11%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 1%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 1%

Accounting
up arrow 1%

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
84 %
Male
16 %

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: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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