The average pay for an Accountant is C$49,963 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

C$37,203 - C$72,121
C$37K
C$50K
C$72K
MEDIAN: C$50,181
10%
50%
90%
C$14.60 - C$32.25
C$15
C$22
C$32
MEDIAN: C$21.54
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$73K
Salary C$37,203 - C$72,121
Bonus C$0.00 - C$7,805
Profit Sharing C$0.00 - C$6,027
Commission C$6,398
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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C$35,412 - C$73,436
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,590
Hourly Data C$0C$45
Hourly Rate C$14.60 - C$32.25
Hourly Tips C$2.22
Overtime C$5.03 - C$45.92
Annual Data C$0C$73K
Bonus C$0.00 - C$7,805
Commission C$6,398
Profit Sharing C$0.00 - C$6,027
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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C$35,412 - C$73,436
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 407

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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 C$46,000 based on 1,166 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 C$54,000 based on 636 salaries. An experienced Accountant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$56,000 based on 405 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 C$61,000 based on 177 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$50,238

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Accountant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Accountant?

Accountant in Fredericton:
Pros: I love everything about it, it's more like I did 18years ago as an administrative assistant.
Cons: The hours and pay that was offered before taking on this position hasn't changed since my duties changed.

Accountant in Montréal:
"Fun with balancing the numbers with professional accuracy."
Pros: Dedication and honesty towards finishing the work on time in organised way.
Cons: A bit stressfull.

Accountant in Coquitlam:
Pros: It's rewarding it's challenging and I get to use my skills to the best of my abilities.
Cons: Repetition non progression of work no excitement.

Accountant in Sept-Iles:
"Work Hard, No Holidays, Lots Of Competition"
Pros: The knowledge you get and the discussions with the clients. The possibility of making overtime hours is good for making money. The opportunities to have a bright future if you do well is really promising.
Cons: The competition between colleagues, the high standards of the industry, the length of the courses needed compared to the wage is not good. The fact there is no unions and that you can be fired at any time (low employment security).

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Key Stats for Accountant

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 256 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Accountant Salaries

▲21%

▲12%

▲7%

National Average
C$50,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Accountant Salaries

▲7%







Microsoft Excel
▼0%

Microsoft Office
▼0%

National Average
C$50,000

Auditing
▼1%


▼2%



▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 256 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 25%
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