Experienced Accountant Salary

Experienced Accountants can expect wages of $54K per year on average. Incomes of Experienced Accountants depend heavily on individual performance. In exceptional cases, bonuses and profit sharing can bring in $8K each, and a few high-rollers can pull down as much as $10K in commissions; this causes total packages to range between $38K and $80K. Job satisfaction for Experienced Accountants is high. About one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and slightly more than half claim dental coverage as well. Women account for the majority of Experienced Accountants who took the survey — 82 percent to be exact. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,573 - $78,952
$40K
$54K
$79K
MEDIAN: $53,986
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$15.37 - $33.95
$15
$21
$34
MEDIAN: $21.48
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National Salary 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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,573 - $78,952  
   
Bonus
$253.02 - $7,940  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,109  
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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$37,575 - $79,705  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,317
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.37 - $33.95  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.66  
Overtime
$21.50 - $44.91  
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
$253.02 - $7,940  
   
Commission
$354.79 - $10,253  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,109  
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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$37,575 - $79,705  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 858

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Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: $52,715

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With a pay rate for Experienced Accountants that is 46 percent greater than the national average, Washington offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Experienced Accountants will also find cushy salaries in New York (+34 percent), Atlanta (+17 percent), Seattle (+14 percent), and Chicago (+13 percent). Trailing the national average by 13 percent, Miami is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers pay around 12 percent less in Pittsburgh and 11 percent less in Tulsa, 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 506 votes.
10-19 years
79%
20 years or more
21%
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 506 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 26%
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