Entry-Level Accountant Salary (United States)

The average salary for an Entry-Level Accountant is $43,590 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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$31,817 - $58,437
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MEDIAN: $43,589
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Entry-Level Accountant Total Pay (?
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$11.11 - $23.56
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$31,817 - $58,437  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,032  
Profit Sharing
$192.71 - $4,996  
Commission
$0.00 - $11,000  
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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$29,577 - $59,020  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 9,332
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.11 - $23.56  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.78  
Overtime
$15.63 - $36.05  
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 - $5,032  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $11,000  
Profit Sharing
$192.71 - $4,996  
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).
)
$29,577 - $59,020  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 9,332
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medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 20%
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