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Experienced Accountant Salary (United States)

Pay for Experienced Accountants sits in the ballpark of $50K annually. In the world of Experienced Accountants, total cash compensation can vary between $35K and $72K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $7K and $6K, respectively. Women make up the vast majority of Experienced Accountants (83 percent) who answered the questionnaire. The majority of Experienced Accountants claim high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, roughly a fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by a little over a half. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Experienced Accountant Salary (?
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$36,817 - $72,139
(Median)
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72K
MEDIAN: $50,246
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Experienced Accountant Salary (?
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$14.73 - $30.55
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$36,817 - $72,139  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,571  
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $5,978  
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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$35,006 - $72,445  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,788
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.73 - $30.55  
   
Overtime
$19.86 - $39.20  
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.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,571  
   
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $5,978  
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).
)
$35,006 - $72,445  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,063
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National Average
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Experienced Accountants will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 36 percent. Experienced Accountants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+30 percent), Seattle (+22 percent), Los Angeles (+18 percent), and Dallas (+13 percent). The lowest-paying market is St. Louis, which sits 4 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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Tax Preparation
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$50,000
Microsoft Word
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Payroll Tax Compliance
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Quickbooks
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Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 893 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%