Entry-Level Accountant Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Accountant is C$45,636 per year.

C$34,568 - C$61,143
(Median)
C$35K
C$46K
C$61K
MEDIAN: C$45,636
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C$12.89 - C$29.31
(Median)
C$13
C$20
C$29
MEDIAN: C$19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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C$0C$21KC$42KC$63K
Salary
C$34,568 - C$61,143  
   
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$5,542  
Profit Sharing
C$10.14 - C$9,744  
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$33,064 - C$62,925  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 17 Mar 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,954
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$15C$30C$45
Hourly Rate
C$12.89 - C$29.31  
   
Hourly Tips
C$1.33  
Overtime
C$14.83 - C$43.53  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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C$0C$30KC$60KC$90K
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$5,542  
   
Profit Sharing
C$10.14 - C$9,744  
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).
)
C$33,064 - C$62,925  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 17 Mar 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 395
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National Average: C$45,456

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Accountant Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Accountant in Brisbane:
"An Accountant Basic Rule."
Update yourself with the latest Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Current Tax policies and equip yourself with high-technology knowledge.

Accountant in Aurora:
"Always Learning."
Continue to develop yourself and learn new things. Look for ways to improve not only yourself but people, processes, etc.

Accountant in Vaughan:
"Stick It Out, It Gets Better."
I learned that school only prepares you for a very small and technical part of the career. Upon graduation, that's when the real learning begins and it gets exciting when it comes time to expand and perfect your knowledge in a specific industry, so choose wisely.

Accountant in Kamloops:
"Education "
Keep your skills and education up to date with the company. Meet your deadlines. Be assertive.

Accountant in Calgary:
"Pay attention to your gut"
Check out the surroundings and pay attention to your gut in the interview. Do not take the job in the interview, take time to think about it. Ask about the volume of work and for a job responsibility / description outline. To excel at this job, delegate, plan your strategy and your day. Adhere to deadlines and speak up.

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Skills That Affect Accountant Salaries



Financial Reporting
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Month-End Close
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Data Analysis
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National Average
C$45,000

Microsoft Excel
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Auditing
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Microsoft Office
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Accounts Payable
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Accounts Receivable
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Tax Preparation
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 310 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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