Senior Account Clerk Salary

Senior Account Clerks in the United States can expect to earn an average of $18.17 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Senior Account Clerks (84 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$29,688 - $55,440
(Median)
$30K
$41K
$55K
MEDIAN: $41,012
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$14.20 - $23.29
(Median)
$14
$18
$23
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary 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$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,688 - $55,440  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,844  
Profit Sharing
$1,100  
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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$29,665 - $52,446  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 143
National Hourly Rate 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$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.20 - $23.29  
   
Overtime
$19.49 - $35.13  
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 - $3,844  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,100  
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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$29,665 - $52,446  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 172
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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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While Senior Account Clerks do not often become Senior Accountants, the job pays $59K per year on average. The most common next step for a Senior Account Clerk is to become an Accountant or a Staff Accountant. The former position pays an additional $4K per year on average, and the latter position pays $3K more 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Senior Account Clerks — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $37K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $39K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $41K in this role. Senior Account Clerks who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $42K.

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Experience Affects Senior Account Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

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 11%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 1%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 1%

Accounting
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National Average
$40,000

General Ledger Accounting
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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