The average annual salary for an accounting clerk was $37,250 as of May 2013, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Ten percent earned at or below $22,020 per year, while the top 10 percent made at or above $55,170 per year.
Accounting clerks who worked for accounting-related service firms earned an average of $36,670 per year as of 2013. In elementary and secondary schools, they averaged $37,860 per year. The District of Columbia was the top-paying state or territory for accounting clerks, at $51,640 per year. Connecticut was second at $42,690, followed by Massachusetts at $42,640. Alaska was the fourth-highest paying state at $42,250 per year.