Accountant Salary in Houston, Texas (United States)

Over one-half of Accountants in Houston are still navigating the early stages of their careers and report less than five years' experience. The workforce as a whole reports a median income in the neighborhood of $51,489 per year. The pay spectrum stretches from $34,355 to $69,452 per year. Medical benefits are awarded to a solid majority, and more than half earn dental coverage. Most Houston Accountants (68 percent) are women. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Accountant in Houston, Texas Salary (?
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$37,497 - $66,746
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $51,060
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Accountant in Houston, Texas Salary (?
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$13.41 - $31.17
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$37,497 - $66,746  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,005  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $10,213  
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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$34,355 - $69,452  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 424
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.41 - $31.17  
   
Overtime
$1.45 - $36.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,005  
   
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $10,213  
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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$34,355 - $69,452  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 85
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Pay by Experience Level for Accountant in Houston, Texas

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Accountants in Houston, experience in the field does not tend to play a major role in salary decisions; in general, pay does not go up drastically with more experience, and earnings grow incrementally instead. Though starting salaries approximate $49K, they climb to $55K after five to 10 years. Compensation is $55K after 10 to 20 years. As Accountants in Houston, Texas reach two decades on the job, salary growth continues, albeit at a slower pace, with pay averaging $57K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 12 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 10 percent. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field—more than half of those surveyed fit this bill.

Experience Affects Accountant in Houston, Texas Salaries

National Average
$51,000

Skills That Affect Accountant in Houston, Texas Salaries

Financial Applications
up arrow 15%
SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling (SAP FICO)
up arrow 8%
Financial Reporting
up arrow 4%
Data Analysis
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%
Budget Management
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Office
0%
National Average
$51,000
Tax Preparation
up arrow 1%
Accounts Receivable
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%
Accounts Payable
up arrow 4%
Bookkeeping
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 120 votes.

Gender

Female
68%
female alumni
 
Male
32%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 18%
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