Experienced Accountants can expect to earn an average of $53K annually. Total cash compensation to Experienced Accountants bottoms out near $37K and approaches $77K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $8K from bonuses and almost $10K from profit sharing. The vast majority of Experienced Accountants (81 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, one-fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by more than half. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,121 - $76,714
(Median)
$39K
$53K
$77K
MEDIAN: $53,048
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$15.32 - $32.83
(Median)
$15
$22
$33
MEDIAN: $21.00
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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$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$39,121 - $76,714  
   
Bonus
$208.76 - $8,003  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,711  
Commission
$352.35 - $10,293  
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).
)
$36,953 - $77,293  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,296
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.32 - $32.83  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.66  
Overtime
$21.65 - $43.56  
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
$208.76 - $8,003  
   
Commission
$352.35 - $10,293  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,711  
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).
)
$36,953 - $77,293  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 849
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,038

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Experienced Accountants will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 46 percent. Experienced Accountants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+38 percent), Washington (+35 percent), Houston (+16 percent), and Denver (+14 percent). Tulsa is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 10 percent.

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Skills That Affect Accountant Salaries


Budget Management
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Financial Reporting
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Data Analysis
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General Ledger Accounting
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$52,000

Microsoft Excel
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Tax Preparation
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Microsoft Office
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Payroll Tax Compliance
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 458 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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