Senior Account Clerk Salary

Senior Account Clerks in the United States take home approximately $18.38 per hour on average. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Female Senior Account Clerks far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,728 - $54,670
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$41K
$55K
MEDIAN: $41,497
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$14.40 - $23.50
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$14
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,728 - $54,670  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,036  
Total Pay (?
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$30,008 - $52,258  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 125
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.40 - $23.50  
   
Overtime
$20.58 - $36.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
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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$30,008 - $52,258  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 164
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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 go on to become Senior Accountants may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Senior Accountants is $58K annually. Typical career progression for a Senior Account Clerk involves becoming an Accountant or a Staff Accountant, roles that pay $3K more and $3K more on average.

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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. Those with knowledge of Accounts Payable tend to be skilled in Accounts Receivable as well.

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. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $37K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $40K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $42K. Senior Account Clerks who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Senior Account Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Senior Account Clerk Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Accounts Payable
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Accounts Receivable
0%

National Average
$41,000

Accounting
up arrow 1%

General Ledger Accounting
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 14%
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