Cost Clerk

Compile production or sales cost reports.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $46,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Cost Clerks do?

Compiles production or sales cost reports on unit or total basis for department or working unit: Calculates individual items, such as labor, material, and time costs, relationship of sales or revenues to cost, and overhead expenditures, using calculating machine. Examines records, such as time and production sheets, payrolls, operations charts and schedules, to obtain data for calculations. Prepares reports showing total cost, selling prices, or rates profits. May be designated according to work performed as Cost-Estimating Clerk; Operating-Cost Clerk.

Should I be a Cost Clerk?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Comptometrist, Cost Accounting Clerk, Cost-Estimating Clerk, Cost Recorder, Cost-Report Clerk, Operating-Cost Clerk See More

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