Accountant Salary

The average salary for an Accountant is $47,936 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.

$35,019 - $66,582
(Median)
$35K
$48K
$67K
MEDIAN: $47,936
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90%

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$12.86 - $28.24
(Median)
$13
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$35,019 - $66,582  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,704  
Profit Sharing
$55.15 - $6,417  
Commission
$50.00 - $67,500  
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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$32,119 - $67,204  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16,260
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.86 - $28.24  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.68  
Overtime
$17.75 - $38.82  
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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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,704  
   
Commission
$50.00 - $67,500  
Profit Sharing
$55.15 - $6,417  
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).
)
$32,119 - $67,204  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5,399
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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 Difference by Location

National Average: $46,632

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Accountant Reviews

What is it like working as an Accountant?

Accountant in Ernakulam:
"Knowledge in manual & Computerized Accounting."
Pros: To seek a responsible and challenging position within a reputed organization on the. Field of Accounts & administration and invest all my professional skills, qualifications. And experience to the optimum level to facilitate continued career growth and to. Produce best results for the organization.
Cons: NO BAD THIS FIELD.

Accountant in Linden:
Pros: People try to get an advise from you. For those who do not like much communication at work - its the best thing to do.
Cons: It might feel like an art if you have limitless growth possibilities. But in case you stuck in the same routine it might feel like nightmare.

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Experience Affects Accountant Salaries




National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect Accountant Salaries





Data Analysis
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National Average
$47,000

Microsoft Excel
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Tax Preparation
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Microsoft Office
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Payroll Tax Compliance
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Payroll Administration
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3498 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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