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, Budget Management, and Payroll Administration. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

AU$40,032 - AU$82,687
(Median)
AU$40K
AU$55K
AU$83K
MEDIAN: AU$55,045
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AU$19.48 - AU$42.29
(Median)
AU$19
AU$27
AU$42
MEDIAN: AU$27.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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AU$0AU$29KAU$58KAU$87K
Salary
AU$40,032 - AU$82,687  
   
Bonus
AU$0.00 - AU$9,198  
Profit Sharing
AU$0.00 - AU$10,193  
Commission
AU$1,474  
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$40,239 - AU$84,648  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,036
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$23AU$46AU$69
Hourly Rate
AU$19.48 - AU$42.29  
   
Hourly Tips
AU$0.00  
Overtime
AU$0.00 - AU$67.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$50KAU$100KAU$150K
Bonus
AU$0.00 - AU$9,198  
   
Commission
AU$1,474  
Profit Sharing
AU$0.00 - AU$10,193  
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$40,239 - AU$84,648  
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 368
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$55,542

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Accountant Reviews

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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Experience Affects Accountant Salaries




National Average
AU$56,000


Skills That Affect Accountant Salaries


Budget Management
up arrow 12%





Accounts Receivable
up arrow 4%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Tax Consulting
up arrow 1%

National Average
AU$56,000

Auditing
up arrow 1%

Tax Compliance
up arrow 3%

Bookkeeping
up arrow 3%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 7%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
medical benefits
Vision: 3%
dental benefits
None: 91%
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