Entry-Level Accountant Salary

The average Entry-Level Accountant earns approximately $48K per year. The range in cash compensation to Entry-Level Accountants ($32K to $62K) includes potential earnings of $6K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. The particular firm and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Some workers in this field — about one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by the larger part. Women Entry-Level Accountants who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Accountants. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$35,326 - $62,361
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$48K
$62K
MEDIAN: $48,001
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$12.32 - $24.72
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MEDIAN: $17.70
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$0$62K
Salary $35,326 - $62,361
Bonus $96.44 - $5,878
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $6,033
Commission $800
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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$31,599 - $62,360
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6,403
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $12.32 - $24.72
Hourly Tips $2.73
Overtime $18.37 - $37.05
Annual Data $0$62K
Bonus $96.44 - $5,878
Commission $800
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $6,033
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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$31,599 - $62,360
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,238

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EY (Ernst & Young), General Electric Co (GE), KPMG, LLP, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Deloitte & Touche LLP are all popular places to work. Entry-Level Accountants flock to PricewaterhouseCoopers for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $64K lead the pack in compensation; however, PricewaterhouseCoopers also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $41K at one end to $86K at the other end. Entry-Level Accountants can also look forward to large paychecks at Cargill ($59K), Deloitte & Touche LLP ($58K), and EY (Ernst & Young) ($57K).

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include CBRE Group at $47K, Bkd, Llp at $47K, and SYSCO Corporation, where $49K is the norm.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,894

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

For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Accountants in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 28 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Accountants will also find cushy salaries in New York (+14 percent), Houston (+13 percent), Minneapolis (+12 percent), and Boston (+11 percent). The lowest-paying market is Salt Lake City, which sits 2 percent below the national average.

Accountant Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Accountant in Atlanta:
Great Career. Get your CPA.

Accountant in St. Louis:
"Best Practices."
Learn systems at detail level. Watch others closely without comment. Study interaction with executives and management. Keep up to date with accounting and finance practices. Obtain advanced degree(s)

Accountant in Mesa:
"Accounting is not boring."
I started in A/R as a processor and thought accounting was the most boring job. It turned out that I just needed more responsibility and projects. Start looking at the big picture and it will allow you to not only do your job but think ahead to help find solutions before a problem arises.

Accountant in Delhi:
"I can work independently and co-operate the colleague."
Seeking a position to utilize my skill and abilities in the Industry through hard work and dedication and contribute my best towards the growth of the organization.

Accountant in Kisumu:
"Understant work requirement in related field."
Share your knowledge about the daily responsibilities, career path, stress levels, perks and valuable skills associated with this job.

Accountant in Puerto Rico:
"New the company."
If you go to work in any company, you have to learn about it, learn how is the accounting funtion, the economic that affect and the all transacctions.

Accountant in Waterloo:
"Technology?"
Ask questions as to how advanced they are in today's technology. Do the still hand-write payables? Are manual records kept, along with computerized? Are documents mailed, faxed, or emailed?

Key Stats for Accountant

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1161 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
14%
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Skills That Affect Accountant Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1161 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 24%
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