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Accountant Salary

The average salary for an Accountant is $47,033 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$34,646 - $65,231
(Median)
$35K
$47K
$65K
MEDIAN: $47,033
10%
50%
90%

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$12.55 - $27.52
(Median)
$13
$18
$28
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$34,646 - $65,231  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,310  
Profit Sharing
$156.09 - $6,109  
Commission
$-0.50 - $98,633  
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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$31,636 - $66,035  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13,643
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.55 - $27.52  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.43  
Overtime
$17.34 - $38.47  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,310  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $98,633  
Profit Sharing
$156.09 - $6,109  
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).
)
$31,636 - $66,035  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 4,578

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Job Description for Accountant

Accountants perform financial calculations for companies in a wide variety of fields. Some common duties include creating sales and cash flow reports, administering payroll, keeping balance sheets, carrying out billing activities, managing budgets and keeping inventory. The accountant may also be responsible for filing taxes for the company, as well as reviewing past reports to generate income forecasts.

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Accountant Tasks

  • Maintain records of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization.
  • Maintain general ledger as needed.
  • Analyze financial data in order to prepare financial reports.
  • Generate and interpret financial records and statements for management.

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Pay by Experience Level for Accountant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

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Experience Affects Accountant Salaries




National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect Accountant Salaries





Data Analysis
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Microsoft Excel
0%

Tax Preparation
0%

National Average
$46,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Payroll Tax Compliance
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Payroll Administration
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
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Quickbooks
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3484 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 22%
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