Median pay for Experienced Accountants is around $53K per year. Overall incomes of Experienced Accountants — including $8K bonuses, $9K profit sharing proceeds, and $10K commissions on the more lucrative end — generally ranges between $37K and $78K. The majority of Experienced Accountants claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Experienced Accountants (82 percent) who participated in the survey are women. 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 fair number and dental coverage is claimed by a little over a half. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,283 - $77,352
$39K
$53K
$77K
MEDIAN: $53,349
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$15.22 - $33.92
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MEDIAN: $21.72
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,283 - $77,352  
   
Bonus
$245.18 - $7,799  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,877  
Commission
$354.79 - $10,253  
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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$37,280 - $78,131  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,326
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.22 - $33.92  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.66  
Overtime
$21.51 - $44.99  
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$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$245.18 - $7,799  
   
Commission
$354.79 - $10,253  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,877  
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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$37,280 - $78,131  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 837

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National Average: $52,330

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Washington offers some of the highest pay in the country for Experienced Accountants, 41 percent above the national average. Experienced Accountants will also find cushy salaries in New York (+33 percent), Atlanta (+16 percent), Seattle (+15 percent), and Chicago (+14 percent). In Pittsburgh, salaries are 11 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 11 percent less in Tulsa and 10 percent less in Miami, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Key Stats for Accountant

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 453 votes.
078
10-19 years
79%
20 years or more
21%
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 453 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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