How much does an Accounting Clerk I make in the United States? The average Accounting Clerk I salary in the United States is $45,206 as of May 28, 2024, but the range typically falls between $40,616 and $50,969. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Accounting Clerk I Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Accounting Clerk I Salary $36,437 US May 28, 2024
25th Percentile Accounting Clerk I Salary $40,616 US May 28, 2024
50th Percentile Accounting Clerk I Salary $45,206 US May 28, 2024
75th Percentile Accounting Clerk I Salary $50,969 US May 28, 2024
90th Percentile Accounting Clerk I Salary $56,215 US May 28, 2024
25% $40,616 10% $36,437 90% $56,215 75% $50,969 $45,206 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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What skills does an Accounting Clerk I need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.

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Customer Service: Customer service is the provision of service to customers before, during and after a purchase. The perception of success of such interactions is dependent on employees "who can adjust themselves to the personality of the guest". Customer service concerns the priority an organization assigns to customer service relative to components such as product innovation and pricing. In this sense, an organization that values good customer service may spend more money in training employees than the average organization or may proactively interview customers for feedback. From the point of view of an overall sales process engineering effort, customer service plays an important role in an organization's ability to generate income and revenue. From that perspective, customer service should be included as part of an overall approach to systematic improvement. One good customer service experience can change the entire perception a customer holds towards the organization.

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General Ledger: Creating and keeping track of business transactions and activities to monitor financial operations.

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Accounting Systems: An accounting system is a system that is employed in a company to organize financial information. It can be either manual or computerized.

Customer Service 2.19%
General Ledger 2.67%
Accounting Systems 0.71%
Others 94.43%
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Job Description for Accounting Clerk I

Accounting Clerk I performs routine accounting activities such as data entry, maintenance of the general ledger, preparation of various accounting statements and financial reports. Reviews, codes, and verifies transactions including billings, invoices, checks, and journal entries. Being an Accounting Clerk I assists in completing moderately complex calculations using spreadsheets and other software tools. Reconciles accounts and bank statements. Additionally, Accounting Clerk I has a basic understanding of bookkeeping and accounting principles. Requires a high school diploma or equivalent. Typically reports to a supervisor. The Accounting Clerk I works under the close direction of senior personnel in the functional area. Possesses a moderate understanding of general aspects of the job. May require 0-1 year of general work experience. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Career Path for Accounting Clerk I

A career path is a sequence of jobs that leads to your short- and long-term career goals. Some follow a linear career path within one field, while others change fields periodically to achieve career or personal goals.

For Accounting Clerk I, the first career path typically starts with a Bookkeeper position, and then Bookkeeping Manager.

The second career path typically starts with an Adjustment Clerk II position, and then progresses to Adjustment Clerk III.

The third career path typically starts with an Accounting Clerk II position, and then progresses to Accounting Supervisor.

Additionally, the fourth career path typically progresses to Plant Controller.

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Accounting Clerk I salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Accounting Clerk I, the highest Accounting Clerk I salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Accounting Clerk I salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Accounting Clerk I salary is in Miami, FL, where the Accounting Clerk I salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-3.5%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.3%

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