$43,113
Avg. Salary
$16.37
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,171

Bonus

$2,750

Profit Sharing

$4,750

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Bookkeeping, Accounting, Or Auditing Clerk is $16.37 per hour.

The average pay for a Bookkeeping, Accounting, Or Auditing Clerk is $43,113 per year.

10%
$11.56
10%
$16.37
50%
$24.34
90%
90%
MEDIAN $16.37
10%
$30k
10%
$43k
50%
$59k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $43,113
$30,051 - $59,411
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MEDIAN: $43,113
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$0$59K
Salary $30,051 - $59,411
Bonus $249 - $5,224
Profit Sharing $503 - $9,933
Commission $4,750
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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$25,535 - $56,214
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 783
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $11.56 - $24.34
Hourly Tips $3.95
Overtime $16.61 - $35.18
Annual Data $0$56K
Bonus $249 - $5,224
Commission $4,750
Profit Sharing $503 - $9,933
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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$25,535 - $56,214
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,205

Job Description for Bookkeeping, Accounting, or Auditing Clerk

Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks work primarily in office settings, including within the accounting and payroll departments of organizations, to maintain various ledgers, review and deposit checks, and process accounts receivable, accounts payable, expense accounts, and revenue-related accounts.

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Bookkeeping, Accounting, or Auditing Clerk Tasks
  • Process and validate incoming payments, enter data, and resolve discrepancies as they arise.
  • Provide general filing, clerical, and other help.
  • Make, track, and report deposits.
  • Create reports and audits, verify accuracy, and reconcile errors.

Common Career Paths for Bookkeeping, Accounting, or Auditing Clerk


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There are some Accounting & Auditing Clerks — though it's uncommon — that transition into Financial Controllers, where earnings are an average $77K annually. However, it's more common for Accounting & Auditing Clerks to move into roles as Accounting Managers or Full Charge Bookkeepers.

Bookkeeping, Accounting, or Auditing Clerk Job Listings

Popular Skills for Bookkeeping, Accounting, or Auditing Clerk


Survey results imply that Accounting & Auditing Clerks deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Human Resources, Payroll Administration, Payroll Tax Compliance, and Financial Reporting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 18 percent. Those listing Auditing as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Data Entry and Billing also typically command lower compensation. It is often found that people who know Accounts Payable are also skilled in Bookkeeping and Data Entry.

Pay by Experience Level for Bookkeeping, Accounting, or Auditing Clerk

Pay by Experience for a Bookkeeping, Accounting, or Auditing Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Bookkeeping, Accounting, or Auditing Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 442 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Bookkeeping, Accounting, or Auditing Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 282 salaries. An experienced Bookkeeping, Accounting, or Auditing Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 331 salaries. A Bookkeeping, Accounting, or Auditing Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 199 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

13%

10%

10%

9%

5%

-1%

-8%

National Average: $38,552

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

With a pay rate for Accounting & Auditing Clerks that is 15 percent greater than the national average, Dallas offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Accounting & Auditing Clerks will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+14 percent), New York (+12 percent), Austin (+12 percent), and Orlando (+11 percent). Trailing the national average by 13 percent, Las Vegas is the market with the smallest paychecks. Below-median salaries also turn up in Philadelphia and San Antonio (13 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

Bookkeeping, Accounting, or Auditing Clerk Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Bookkeeping, Accounting, or Auditing Clerk?

Bookkeeping, Accounting, or Auditing Clerk in Dallas:
"Uncertainty."
Pros: Helping others
Cons: Lack of trust

Bookkeeping, Accounting, or Auditing Clerk in McAllen:
"It is a wonderful town to work in."
Pros: The people and the city
Cons: I have to travel 80 miles a day, to get to my job

Bookkeeping, Accounting, or Auditing Clerk in San Antonio:
"Great place to work, awesome weather."
Pros: The weather, friendly people great culture.
Cons: Traffic

Bookkeeping, Accounting, or Auditing Clerk in Corning:
"It's hard to find work."
Pros: Most of the people are nice.
Cons: It's very hard to find work.

Bookkeeping, Accounting, or Auditing Clerk in Dayton:
"I work from home."
Pros: I can work from home.
Cons: Nothing.

Bookkeeping, Accounting, or Auditing Clerk in Charlotte:
"The management."
Pros: Great working environment.
Cons: None.

Bookkeeping, Accounting, or Auditing Clerk in New York:
"How disfunctional lawyers are."
A position that requires thick skinned (person who does not internalize, or take things personally) individual, ability to deal with some of the strangest requests/people. Brutal business not for the faint of heart.

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Key Stats for Bookkeeping, Accounting, or Auditing Clerk

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 379 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
24%

Experience Affects Bookkeeping, Accounting, or Auditing Clerk Salaries

▲8%

▲5%

National Average
$39,000

▼3%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Bookkeeping, Accounting, or Auditing Clerk Salaries

Human Resources
▲16%





National Average
$39,000


▼3%

Bookkeeping
▼4%


Microsoft Excel
▼4%

Microsoft Office
▼4%

Accounting
▼4%

▼5%

▼7%

Auditing
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 379 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
vision benefits
Vision: 30%
no benefits
None: 42%