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$40,358 - AU$82,236
AU$40K
AU$55K
AU$82K
MEDIAN: AU$55,160
10%
50%
90%
AU$19.47 - AU$43.38
AU$19
AU$27
AU$43
MEDIAN: AU$27.02
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$84K
Salary AU$40,358 - AU$82,236
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$9,578
Profit Sharing AU$0.00 - AU$10,304
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$40,490 - AU$84,176
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 24 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,976
Hourly Data AU$0AU$67
Hourly Rate AU$19.47 - AU$43.38
Overtime AU$25.94 - AU$67.48
Annual Data AU$0AU$84K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$9,578
Profit Sharing AU$0.00 - AU$10,304
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$40,490 - AU$84,176
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 24 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 313

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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 AU$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 AU$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 AU$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 AU$83,000 based on 104 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$55,542

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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.

Accountant in Adelaide:
Pros: The good hours. The Pay. Friendly environment.
Cons: Stress.

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Key Stats for Accountant

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Accountant Salaries

▲49%

▲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%


▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
22%
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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