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Senior Account Clerk Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Senior Account Clerks in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $18.09 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The majority of Senior Account Clerks claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,621 - $52,178
(Median)
$30K
$41K
$52K
MEDIAN: $40,919
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90%

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$13.96 - $23.44
(Median)
$14
$18
$23
MEDIAN: $18.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,621 - $52,178  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,936  
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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$29,409 - $51,507  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 118
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.96 - $23.44  
   
Overtime
$20.44 - $36.79  
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 - $3,936  
   
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).
)
$29,409 - $51,507  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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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Senior Account Clerks may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Senior Accountant. The latter position pays an average of $58K annually. The most common next step for a Senior Account Clerk is to become a Staff Accountant or an Accountant. The former position pays an additional $3K per year on average, and the latter position pays $3K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Senior Account Clerk


Senior Account Clerks generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Accounting are correlated to pay that is above average. Those educated in Accounts Payable tend to be well versed in General Ledger Accounting.

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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. 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. Senior Account Clerks who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $41K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $42K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Senior Account Clerk Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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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 13%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 1%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 1%

Accounting
0%

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
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 14%