$38,205
Avg. Salary
$15.62
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,023

Bonus

$1,179

Profit Sharing

$1,250

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?
The average hourly rate for an Accounting Clerk is $15.62 per hour.
The average hourly_rate for an Accounting Clerk is $38,205.
10%
$11.88
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$15.62
50%
$20.41
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MEDIAN $15.62
10%
$29k
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$38k
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$51k
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MEDIAN $38,205
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MEDIAN: $38,205
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$0$51K
Salary $28,681 - $51,205
Bonus $207 - $4,011
Profit Sharing $339 - $4,091
Commission $503 - $4,055
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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$25,403 - $46,718
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,913
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $11.88 - $20.41
Hourly Tips $1.63
Overtime $17.49 - $30.93
Annual Data $0$46K
Bonus $207 - $4,011
Commission $503 - $4,055
Profit Sharing $339 - $4,091
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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$25,403 - $46,718
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 5,020

Job Description for Accounting Clerk

Accounting clerks generally work in offices, and travel is not required for the job. They must have exceptional knowledge of all ledger accounts, such as accounts payable/receivable, cash, and many others. These clerks may work only with accounts payable/receivable, while others may coordinate various accounts for their companies, and other duties may include working with both customers and vendors.

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Accounting Clerk Tasks
  • Maintain and make necessary adjustments to records and/or logs such as journals, payroll/ time reports, or property records.
  • Verify and reconcile simple bank statements or department records.
  • Balance entries and make necessary corrections.
  • Sort documents and post debits/credits to proper account .
  • Verify amounts and codes on various forms for accuracy.

Popular Employer Salaries for Accounting Clerk


Accounting Clerks flock to Wal-Mart Stores, Inc for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $27K lead the pack in compensation.

Common Career Paths for Accounting Clerk


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Accounting Clerks may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Accounting Manager. The latter position pays an average of $61K annually. Typical career progression for an Accounting Clerk involves becoming a Staff Accountant or an Accountant, roles that pay $10K more and $11K more on average.

Accounting Clerk Job Listings

Popular Skills for Accounting Clerk


Survey results imply that Accounting Clerks deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in General Ledger Accounting, Account Management, Banking, and Data Processing are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people familiar with Accounts Payable also know Data Entry and Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Accounting Clerk

Pay by Experience for an Accounting Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Accounting Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 2,233 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Accounting Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 982 salaries. An experienced Accounting Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 954 salaries. An Accounting 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 496 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,395

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Accounting Clerks in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 22 percent above the national average. Accounting Clerks can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+12 percent), Phoenix (+10 percent), Chicago (+9 percent), and Houston (+8 percent). Falling short of the national average by 6 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Miami. On the whole, employers pay 3 percent below the median salary for those in this field in Columbus and San Antonio.

Accounting Clerk Advice

Q: What is it like working as an Accounting Clerk?

Accounting Clerk in Clackamas:
"Health."
I love the work I do but I wish I would've known how a desk job changes your health.

Accounting Clerk in Alexandria:
"Job Description Includes Psychiatry ~"
Unfortunately, it doesn't matter how well you perform your duties, it's absolutely necessary that your manager personally likes and respects you .. Best Wishes!

Accounting Clerk in Battle Creek:
"Boring because I do not do a lot of accounting."
Pros: I like my job because I pretty much handle my own schedule.
Cons: I do not do a lot of accounting and I do not hold a good position at the credit union yet.

Accounting Clerk in Kansas City:
"Corporate culture."
Pros: The fact that I am getting older I ask God for a job that I could do by sitting down and He blessed me with it.
Cons: There is not enough communication.

Accounting Clerk in Greensboro:
"Get It In Writing."
Get all agreements in writing. Get a copy of the job description/duties.

Accounting Clerk in Salinas:
"Entry level."
Pros: The people and our mission.
Cons: Employee appreciation from the higher ups.

Accounting Clerk in Westbrook:
"Work Flexibility, Stress Level Is Pretty Even, Office Is Not Good."
Pros: The people in other departments I like my job, I like what I do. No phone calls usually.
Cons: The office atmosphere is bad. Unfair with the pay. I feel I deserve a lot more for what I do and what I go beyond doing.

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Key Stats for Accounting Clerk

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1312 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Accounting Clerk Salaries

▲6%

▲5%

▲1%

National Average
$34,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Accounting Clerk Salaries



▲1%



National Average
$34,000



Microsoft Office
▼2%

Bookkeeping
▼2%

▼2%

Microsoft Word
▼2%

▼2%

▼3%

▼4%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1312 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 28%