Experienced Accountant Salary

An average Experienced Accountant can expect to take home roughly $51K annually. Final cash compensation to Experienced Accountants varies from around $36K to approximately $75K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $8K and $6K, respectively. The vast majority of Experienced Accountants (81 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Although roughly a fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and over one-half get dental coverage, too. Work is enjoyable for Experienced Accountants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$37,620 - $74,440
(Median)
$38K
$51K
$74K
MEDIAN: $51,086
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$15.05 - $31.11
(Median)
$15
$21
$31
MEDIAN: $20
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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$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 (?
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$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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Experienced Accountants will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 38 percent. 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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