An Accountant earns an average salary of AU$55,046 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Financial Analysis and Budget Management. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

AU$40,212 - AU$82,831
AU$40K
AU$55K
AU$83K
MEDIAN: AU$55,295
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90%

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AU$19.46 - AU$42.98
AU$19
AU$27
AU$43
MEDIAN: AU$26.99
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National Salary Data (?
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AU$0AU$29KAU$58KAU$87K
Salary
AU$40,212 - AU$82,831  
   
Bonus
AU$0.00 - AU$9,674  
Profit Sharing
AU$0.00 - AU$11,836  
Commission
AU$1,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$40,382 - AU$84,820  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,983
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$23AU$46AU$69
Hourly Rate
AU$19.46 - AU$42.98  
   
Hourly Tips
AU$0.00  
Overtime
AU$0.00 - AU$67.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$50KAU$100KAU$150K
Bonus
AU$0.00 - AU$9,674  
   
Commission
AU$1,500  
Profit Sharing
AU$0.00 - AU$11,836  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$40,382 - AU$84,820  
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 318

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Pay by Experience Level for Accountant

Pay by Experience for an Accountant has a positive trend. An entry-level Accountant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 1,544 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Accountant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 626 salaries. An experienced Accountant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 341 salaries. An Accountant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 104 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$55,650

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Accountant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Accountant?

Accountant in Sydney:
"Stress Level."
Pros: Multi-task: multiple opportunities and big challenge but good for personal development.
Cons: Too much work, not fully appreciated.

Accountant in Perth:
"Graduate Accountant."
Pros: Training, Good Management and Staff, Flexibility to learn about other aspects of business.
Cons: Long Hours, Small Pay, Small Team, Bad office amenities.

Accountant in Bendigo:
"Young And Vibrant Team Of Professionals."
Pros: People are good to work with, a range of different types and variety of work.
Cons: Expected to work very hard for little pay.

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Key Stats for Accountant

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Accountant Salaries

▲48%

▲37%

▲17%

National Average
AU$56,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Accountant Salaries


Budget Management
▲12%








Microsoft Excel
▼0%

National Average
AU$56,000


▼3%

▼4%


▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 7%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 92%
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