Average Accountants with Financial Applications skills make around $50K per year. Cash earnings for Accountants with Financial Applications skills — including $7K in bonuses and $6K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $35K to $71K depending on individual performance. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a majority earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$37,240 - $70,827
$37K
$50K
$71K
MEDIAN: $50,289
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90%

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$14.58 - $27.33
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$20
$27
MEDIAN: $20.16
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$37,240 - $70,827  
   
Bonus
$24.75 - $7,037  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $5,817  
Total Pay (?
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$35,204 - $71,371  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 675
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.58 - $27.33  
   
Overtime
$19.77 - $36.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$24.75 - $7,037  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $5,817  
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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$35,204 - $71,371  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 203

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Pay by Experience Level for Accountant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $46K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $52K. On average, Accountants with Financial Applications skills make $54K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $53K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,367

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Accountants with Financial Applications skills, busy Chicago offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 26 percent above the national average. Accountants with Financial Applications skills will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+22 percent), Boston (+20 percent), San Diego (+16 percent), and Houston (+16 percent). Falling short of the national average by 7 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Oklahoma City. Below-median salaries also turn up in Phoenix and Albuquerque (7 percent lower).

Key Stats for Accountant

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 143 votes.
038
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Accountant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$49,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 143 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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