Senior Account Clerk Salary
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.
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.Read More...
Senior account clerks are often expected to perform their duties with little supervision, although they must be able to work well in a team setting as well. They may act as supervisors and have other account clerks report to them for delegation of tasks.
As their work takes place in an office setting, senior account clerks are generally required to be able to sit, stoop, walk, and lift light objects. Their typical employers include larger organizations that use senior account clerks to deal with financial accounts and payments; some examples of companies that employ senior account clerks include hotels, colleges, hospitals, manufacturers, large retail stores, and larger corporations' personnel offices. Senior account clerks typically work during normal business hours, but their schedule may vary depending on the specific needs of their employer.
Senior account clerk positions generally require at least an associate’s degree in a relevant field. Many companies often require that senior account clerks have experience in their field or related financial experience. Often companies may require their senior account clerks to have a bachelor’s degree as well.
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
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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