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Working as a Ledger Clerk

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a ledger clerk. For example, did you know that they make an average of $15.33 an hour? That's $31,890 a year!

Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow -4% and produce -65,800 job opportunities across the U.S.

What Does a Ledger Clerk Do

There are certain skills that many ledger clerks have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed computer skills, detail oriented and math skills.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a ledger clerk, we found that a lot of resumes listed 35.5% of ledger clerks included general ledger, while 12.1% of resumes included balance sheet, and 10.4% of resumes included payroll. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the ledger clerk job title. But what industry to start with? Most ledger clerks actually find jobs in the finance and hospitality industries.

How To Become a Ledger Clerk

If you're interested in becoming a ledger clerk, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 30.6% of ledger clerks have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 5.9% of ledger clerks have master's degrees. Even though some ledger clerks have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a ledger clerk. When we researched the most common majors for a ledger clerk, we found that they most commonly earn associate degree degrees or bachelor's degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on ledger clerk resumes include high school diploma degrees or master's degree degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a ledger clerk. In fact, many ledger clerk jobs require experience in a role such as accounts payable clerk. Meanwhile, many ledger clerks also have previous career experience in roles such as accounting clerk or clerk.

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Average Salary$31,890
Job Growth Rate-4%

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Average Salary for a Ledger Clerk

Ledger Clerks in America make an average salary of $31,890 per year or $15 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $40,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $25,000 per year.
Average Salary
$31,890

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Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
General Ledger Clerk
General Ledger Clerk
Randstad
Randstad
06/18/2020
06/18/2020
$37,56606/18/2020
$37,566
Payroll and Purchase Ledger Clerk
Payroll and Purchase Ledger Clerk
Robert Half
Robert Half
03/26/2020
03/26/2020
$60,00003/26/2020
$60,000
Ledger Clerk
Ledger Clerk
Randstad
Randstad
08/23/2019
08/23/2019
$33,39208/23/2019
$33,392

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Ledger Clerk Demographics

Gender

female

74.0 %

male

24.3 %

unknown

1.7 %

Ethnicity

White

70.8 %

Hispanic or Latino

13.7 %

Black or African American

7.1 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

100.0 %
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Ledger Clerk Education

Degrees

Associate

32.9 %

Bachelors

30.6 %

High School Diploma

16.5 %

Top Colleges for Ledger Clerks

1. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

In-State Tuition
$55,584
Enrollment
10,764

2. Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

In-State Tuition
$54,568
Enrollment
8,451

3. University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

In-State Tuition
$56,225
Enrollment
19,548

4. SUNY at Binghamton

Vestal, NY

In-State Tuition
$9,808
Enrollment
13,990

5. Villanova University

Villanova, PA

In-State Tuition
$53,308
Enrollment
6,819

6. San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

In-State Tuition
$7,488
Enrollment
30,018

7. Bentley University

Waltham, MA

In-State Tuition
$49,880
Enrollment
4,177

8. SUNY Farmingdale

Farmingdale, NY

In-State Tuition
$8,306
Enrollment
9,394

9. Boston University

Boston, MA

In-State Tuition
$53,948
Enrollment
17,238

10. SUNY Stony Brook

Stony Brook, NY

In-State Tuition
$9,625
Enrollment
17,407
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Top Skills For a Ledger Clerk

The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 35.5% of ledger clerks listed general ledger on their resume, but soft skills such as computer skills and detail oriented are important as well.

  • General Ledger Accounts, 43.0%
  • Balance Sheet, 14.6%
  • Data Entry, 13.4%
  • Payroll, 12.5%
  • Vendor Invoices, 8.4%
  • Other Skills, 8.1%
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Top Ledger Clerk Employers

1. Wells Fargo
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$38,872
Ledger Clerks Hired: 
4+
2. Pearl River Resort
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$28,675
Ledger Clerks Hired: 
3+
3. ZMC Hotels
3.7
Avg. Salary: 
$45,951
Ledger Clerks Hired: 
3+
4. NJ Transit
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$39,260
Ledger Clerks Hired: 
2+
5. Liberty Mutual
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$51,150
Ledger Clerks Hired: 
2+
6. Bunge
4.9
Avg. Salary: 
$60,948
Ledger Clerks Hired: 
2+

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Updated October 2, 2020