Entry-Level Accountant Salary (United States)

The average salary for an Entry-Level Accountant is $43,816 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Financial Analysis and Tax Compliance.
Entry-Level Accountant Total Pay (?
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$31,982 - $58,630
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MEDIAN: $43,815
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Entry-Level Accountant Total Pay (?
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$11.13 - $23.73
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$31,982 - $58,630  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,031  
Profit Sharing
$194.89 - $5,012  
Commission
$0.00 - $11,150  
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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$29,668 - $59,147  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 9,333
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.13 - $23.73  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $-0.49  
Overtime
$15.62 - $36.11  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,031  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $11,150  
Profit Sharing
$194.89 - $5,012  
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).
)
$29,668 - $59,147  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 9,333
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Accountant Salaries

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$42,000
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medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 20%
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