Experienced Accountant Salary (United States)

With nearly all of Experienced Accountants reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, the field is heavily weighted towards experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $34,782 to $72,021 per year and averages out to $49,026 annually. Overall cash earnings for Experienced Accountants stretch from $36,490 on the lower end to $71,377 near the top, and the heftier packages can encompass around $6,502 from bonuses and $5,217 from profit sharing. While some workers in this profession—26 percent—do not have any health coverage, most do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.
Experienced Accountant Salary (?
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$36,490 - $71,377
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MEDIAN: $49,740
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Experienced Accountant Salary (?
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$14.60 - $30.55
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$36,490 - $71,377  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,502  
Profit Sharing
$290.87 - $5,217  
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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$34,782 - $72,021  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,671
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.60 - $30.55  
   
Overtime
$19.24 - $39.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,502  
   
Profit Sharing
$290.87 - $5,217  
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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$34,782 - $72,021  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,005
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Pay Difference By Location

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For Experienced Accountants, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Other big spenders include San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, and Houston, top-paying cities where Experienced Accountants see paychecks higher than average (+35 percent, +24 percent, +13 percent, and +12 percent). Trailing the national average by 5 percent, St. Louis is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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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Microsoft Excel
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Tax Preparation
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Quickbooks
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Payroll Administration
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
83%
female alumni
 
Male
17%
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 26%
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