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Accounting Clerk Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$39,000
$27,000
$39,000
$57,000
Accounting clerks in the United States make an average salary of $39,712 per year or $19.09 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $27,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $57,000. As most things go, location can be critical. New Jersey, California, Connecticut, New York, and Massachusetts provide the highest accounting clerk salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Edison, NJ
$48,176
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Map of Accounting Clerk Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Accounting Clerks earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Average Accounting Clerk Salary By Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to New Jersey, California and Connecticut, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for accounting clerks. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Indiana, Louisiana, and Kansas.

City
Average Salary
Edison, NJ
Edison, NJ
$48,176
$48k
Des Moines, WA
Des Moines, WA
$42,979
$43k
Lewiston, ME
Lewiston, ME
$42,669
$43k

High Paying Accounting Clerk Jobs

Average Accounting Clerk Salary By Company

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like DealerSocket and PTC as they offer the highest salaries for accounting clerks.

Company
Average Salary
$94,633
$95k
$85,198
$85k
$76,840
$77k
$76,128
$76k
$74,364
$74k

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Accounting Clerk Salary History

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    Average Accounting Clerk Pay By Industry

    As we previously stated, accounting clerk salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that finance, insurance, and manufacturing companies tend to offer much higher salaries for accounting clerks. For example, accounting clerks make a whopping average salary of $46,074 while working for finance companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $42,913 at insurance companies and $39,917 at manufacturing companies. But accounting clerks may want to avoid working in the professional industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $37,732.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Finance
    Finance
    $46,074
    $46k
    Insurance
    Insurance
    $42,913
    $43k
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $39,917
    $40k
    Hospitality
    Hospitality
    $37,847
    $38k
    Retail
    Retail
    $37,829
    $38k
    Professional
    Professional
    $37,732
    $38k

    Accounting Clerk Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for an accounting clerk can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Recently Added Accounting Clerk Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    City of Connell
    City of Connell
    Accounting Clerk
    Accounting Clerk
    Accounting Clerk
    Connell, WA
    Connell, WA
    10/31/2020
    10/31/2020
    $37,252
    $37,252
    10/31/2020
    Accounting Specialist I-General
    Accounting Specialist I-General
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Colorado Springs, CO
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $37,587
    $37,587
    10/30/2020
    Three Rivers Community Action, Inc.
    Three Rivers Community Action, Inc.
    Accounting Specialist
    Accounting Specialist
    Accounting Specialist
    Zumbrota, MN
    Zumbrota, MN
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $35,479
    $35,479
    10/30/2020
    Accounting Clerk
    Accounting Clerk
    Des Moines, IA
    Des Moines, IA
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $25,921
    $25,921
    10/29/2020
    Spherion
    Spherion
    Accounting Clerk
    Accounting Clerk
    Accounting Clerk
    Bakersfield, CA
    Bakersfield, CA
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $33,392
    $33,392
    10/29/2020
    Robert Half
    Robert Half
    Accounting Clerk
    Accounting Clerk
    Accounting Clerk
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Colorado Springs, CO
    10/28/2020
    10/28/2020
    $31,305
    $31,305
    10/28/2020
    Accounting Clerk
    Accounting Clerk
    Lebanon, NH
    Lebanon, NH
    10/28/2020
    10/28/2020
    $29,218
    $29,218
    10/28/2020
    Robert Half
    Robert Half
    Accounting Clerk
    Accounting Clerk
    Accounting Clerk
    Boston, MA
    Boston, MA
    10/28/2020
    10/28/2020
    $39,653
    $39,653
    10/28/2020
    Masiello Employment Services
    Masiello Employment Services
    Accounting Clerk
    Accounting Clerk
    Accounting Clerk
    Brattleboro, VT
    Brattleboro, VT
    10/28/2020
    10/28/2020
    $33,392
    $33,392
    10/28/2020
    Accounting Clerk
    Accounting Clerk
    Ballwin, MO
    Ballwin, MO
    10/28/2020
    10/28/2020
    $33,058
    $33,058
    10/28/2020