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Experienced Accountant Salary (United States)

Earnings for Experienced Accountants typically come in at around $50K annually. Total cash earnings of Experienced Accountants range from $35K on the low end to $72K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $7K and $5K, respectively. About one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, most report medical coverage and slightly more than half claim dental coverage as well. Female Experienced Accountants far outnumber their male contemporaries in the field. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Experienced Accountant Salary (?
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$36,490 - $71,377
(Median)
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42K
50K
60K
71K
MEDIAN: $49,740
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Experienced Accountant Salary (?
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$14.60 - $30.55
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$36,490 - $71,377  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,502  
Profit Sharing
$290.87 - $5,217  
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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$34,782 - $72,021  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,671
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.60 - $30.55  
   
Overtime
$19.24 - $39.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,502  
   
Profit Sharing
$290.87 - $5,217  
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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$34,782 - $72,021  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,005
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National Average
$49,000
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Surpassing the national average by 35 percent, Experienced Accountants in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Experienced Accountants will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+35 percent), Seattle (+24 percent), Los Angeles (+13 percent), and Houston (+12 percent). St. Louis ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 5 percent below the national average.
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Skills That Affect Experienced Accountant Salaries

Financial Applications
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Budget Management
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Data Analysis
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Financial Reporting
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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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National Average
$49,000
Microsoft Word
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Quickbooks
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Payroll Administration
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 905 votes.

Gender

Female
83%
female alumni
 
Male
17%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 26%