Account Clerk Salary

Account Clerks in the United States can expect to earn an average of $15.21 per hour. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Account Clerks. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — nearly one-fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and slightly more than half receive dental plans. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$24,496 - $52,101
$24K
$38K
$52K
MEDIAN: $37,646
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50%
90%

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$11.09 - $20.33
$11
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $15.18
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$0$52K
Salary $24,496 - $52,101
Bonus $3,000
Profit Sharing $550
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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$23,604 - $46,130
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 92
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $11.09 - $20.33
Overtime $16.80 - $35.94
Annual Data $0$46K
Bonus $3,000
Profit Sharing $550
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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$23,604 - $46,130
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 159

Job Description for Account Clerk

Account clerks are responsible for tasks such as data entry and filing, updating, and reviewing accounts using computers, ledgers, and accounting software. Some employers maintain their own software in which the account clerk must be trained, while others use common generic software.

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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 Account Clerk


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Account Clerks' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as an Accounting Manager. The average Accounting Manager brings home $61K per year. Given that the median pay is $31K, it may be surprising to find that an Accounts Payable Clerk is the most common role for Account Clerks to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into an Accountant role — which pays $45K — is also typical for Account Clerks, though less common by comparison.

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Pay by Experience Level for Account Clerk

Pay by Experience for an Account Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Account Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 125 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Account Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 57 salaries. An experienced Account Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 76 salaries. An Account Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 29 salaries.

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Key Stats for Account Clerk

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Account Clerk Salaries

▲7%

▲4%

National Average
$34,000

▼1%

▼8%

Skills That Affect Account Clerk Salaries

Microsoft Excel
▲8%

Accounting
▲4%


Billing
▼0%

National Average
$34,000

Customer Service
▼2%

Data Entry
▼3%

Payroll Administration
▼4%


General Ledger Accounting
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 24%