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Senior Account Clerk Salary

An average Senior Account Clerk in the United States can expect to take home roughly $18.18 per hour. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Senior Account Clerks (90 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$29,672 - $54,283
(Median)
$30K
$41K
$54K
MEDIAN: $41,113
10%
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90%

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$14.01 - $23.28
(Median)
$14
$18
$23
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary 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$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,672 - $54,283  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,945  
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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$29,482 - $51,917  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 120
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.01 - $23.28  
   
Overtime
$20.53 - $36.63  
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 - $3,945  
   
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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$29,482 - $51,917  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 169

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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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Senior Account Clerks who transition into a Senior Accountant role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $58K per year. Staff Accountants or Accountants are common next-step roles for Senior Account Clerks moving up in their careers; annual pay for Staff Accountants is $3K higher on average, and it's $3K higher for Accountants.

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Popular Skills for Senior Account Clerk


Senior Account Clerks seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Accounting are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people who know Accounts Payable also know General Ledger Accounting.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Account Clerk

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average beginner in this position makes around $37K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $40K. Senior Account Clerks bring in $41K after working for 10 to 20 years. Senior Account Clerks with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $42K.

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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 55 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
35%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

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