Accounting Analysts in the United States earn an average of $51K annually, and top pay can be found in Indianapolis, where the average is $64K. Accounting Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+8 percent), Houston (+8 percent), Dallas (+4 percent), and Boston (+4 percent). The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$38,781 - $67,530
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$51K
$68K
MEDIAN: $50,672
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$14.43 - $25.44
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$38,781 - $67,530  
   
Bonus
$293.61 - $6,680  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,289  
Total Pay (?
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$35,793 - $68,304  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 572
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.43 - $25.44  
   
Overtime
$19.44 - $38.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$293.61 - $6,680  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,289  
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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$35,793 - $68,304  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 143

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Job Description for Accounting Analyst

Accounting analysts are in charge of creating effective financial data analysis for their company. They develop financial documentation for organizational decision-makers, as well as interpret large amounts of accounting reports to create sound advice for future financial decisions. They also ensure accurate transaction records,evaluate financial processing, and control transaction processes. Accounting analysts also analyze and verify company records following organizational rules and industry privacy standards, as well as have access to control data integration. They draw conclusions for future financial decisions using complex raw data.

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Accounting Analyst Tasks

  • Evaluate and interpret financial accounting principles and statements including balance, revenue, and cash flow statements.
  • Coordinate the cash management program to ensure existence of working capital.
  • Perform financial planning and analysis, consolidation of forecasts and budgets, financial statement preparation, and investor reporting.
  • Conduct studies of accounting errors and prepare cost accounting, statistics, and legal research reports.

Common Career Paths for Accounting Analyst


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While Accounting Analysts do not often become Senior Financial Analysts, the job pays $76K per year on average. Accounting Analysts most often move into positions as Senior Accountants or Financial Analysts; those groups report median salaries that are $10K higher and $5K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Accounting Analyst


Accounting Analysts seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Financial Analysis, Financial Reporting, General Ledger Accounting, and Auditing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 7 percent, 6 percent, 5 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Accounts Payable. The majority of those who know Accounting also know Financial Analysis and Accounts Payable.

Pay by Experience Level for Accounting Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average beginner in this position makes around $48K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $55K. For Accounting Analysts, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $54K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $56K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,669

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Key Stats for Accounting Analyst

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 112 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Accounting Analyst Salaries




National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Accounting Analyst Salaries






Microsoft Excel
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$50,000


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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 112 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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