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Accountant Salary in Houston, Texas (United States)

Over one-half of Accountants in Houston are relatively junior in their careers, reporting less than five years' experience and an average income of $51K annually. With some bonuses approaching $9K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K, overall incomes of Houston Accountants spread between $34K and $69K depending on individual performance. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Female Accountants in Houston, Texas are more common than men; more than half (68 percent) of Accountants in Houston are women. The majority of Houston Accountants claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Accountant in Houston, Texas Salary (?
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$37,497 - $66,746
(Median)
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51K
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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  
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  
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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $49K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $55K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $55K in this role. Accountants in Houston, Texas who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $57K. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work — of those who took the survey, more than half land within it. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around an eighth 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 around one in ten.
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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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Highly satisfied
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%