Experienced Accountant Salary

Experienced Accountants pull down an average of $51K annually. Total cash compensation for Experienced Accountants runs from $36K to $75K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $8K and profit sharing that can reach almost $6K. Women make up the vast majority of Experienced Accountants (81 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and about a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,620 - $74,440
(Median)
$38K
$51K
$74K
MEDIAN: $51,086
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90%

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$15.05 - $31.11
(Median)
$15
$21
$31
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$37,620 - $74,440  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,574  
Profit Sharing
$120.80 - $6,475  
Commission
$2,000  
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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$35,818 - $74,558  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,589
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.05 - $31.11  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.65  
Overtime
$20.94 - $41.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,574  
   
Commission
$2,000  
Profit Sharing
$120.80 - $6,475  
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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$35,818 - $74,558  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,298
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,531

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With a pay rate for Experienced Accountants that is 38 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Experienced Accountants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+33 percent), Memphis (+22 percent), Washington (+18 percent), and Seattle (+17 percent). Falling short of the national average by 6 percent, the area with the worst salaries is St. Louis.

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Skills That Affect Accountant Salaries


Budget Management
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General Ledger Accounting
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Data Analysis
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Financial Reporting
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Microsoft Excel
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

Tax Preparation
0%

National Average
$51,000

Payroll Tax Compliance
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Quickbooks
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 875 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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