Senior Account Clerk Salary

Median pay for Senior Account Clerks in the United States is around $18.36 per hour. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The vast majority (86 percent) of Senior Account Clerks who took the survey are female. Most Senior Account Clerks like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$29,923 - $54,149

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$14.33 - $23.36

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,923 - $54,149  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,036  
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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$29,984 - $51,872  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 132
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.33 - $23.36  
   
Overtime
$19.87 - $35.79  
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 - $4,036  
   
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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$29,984 - $51,872  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 165
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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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For Senior Account Clerks, progressing to a Senior Accountant role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Senior Accountant can earn $58K annually. Senior Account Clerks typically move into roles as Accountants or Staff Accountants, and those positions pay $3K more and $3K more, respectively.

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Survey results imply that Senior Account Clerks put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Accounting 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.


Senior Account Clerks with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $38K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $40K. Senior Account Clerks see a median salary of $42K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

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Experience Affects Senior Account Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

Experienced
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Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Senior Account Clerk Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%

Accounts Payable
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Accounts Receivable
0%

Accounting
0%

National Average
$41,000

General Ledger Accounting
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 13%
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