Salaries of financial clerks vary considerably. The region of the country, size of the city, and type and size of the establishment all influence salary levels. Also, the level of expertise required and the complexity and uniqueness of a clerk’s
responsibilities may affect earnings. Some companies may offer higher salaries to those who are certified in their profession. Median hourly earnings of full-time financial clerks in 2002 were as follows:
|Payroll and timekeeping clerks
|Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks
|Bill and account collectors
|Billing and posting clerks and machine operators
|Gaming cage workers
In addition to earning their salaries, some bill and account collectors receive commissions or bonuses based on the number of cases they close.