The majority of Senior Account Clerks in the United States — nearly three in five — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $29K to $57K per year, and the median is $42K per year. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Senior Account Clerks, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The vast majority (82 percent) of Senior Account Clerks who took the survey are female. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,882 - $60,407
(Median)
$31K
$42K
$60K
MEDIAN: $42,375
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50%
90%

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$13.09 - $24.73
(Median)
$13
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,882 - $60,407  
   
Bonus
$2,000  
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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$29,137 - $57,246  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 77
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.09 - $24.73  
   
Overtime
$32.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$2,000  
   
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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$29,137 - $57,246  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 77
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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 advance into the role of a Senior Accountant are fairly uncommon. Senior Accountants on average earn $60K per year. Senior Account Clerks most often move into positions as Accountants or Staff Accountants; those groups report median salaries that are $3K higher and $3K higher, respectively.

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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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $37K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $40K. Senior Account Clerks with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $42K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $45K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Senior Account Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Senior Account Clerk Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 9%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 3%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 1%

National Average
$41,000

Accounting
up arrow 1%

General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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