Accounting Analyst Salary

The average Accounting Analyst in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $50K per year. The bottom of the pay range sits near $36K, and the top verges on $70K per year. Cash earnings for Accounting Analysts — which occasionally include more than $7K from bonuses and more than $9K from profit sharing — stretch from around $36K to approximately $70K. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though the company and tenure have a (lesser) impact as well. For the most part, Accounting Analysts enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by a large number, and more than half earn vision coverage. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 56 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$38,579 - $68,875
(Median)
$39K
$50K
$69K
MEDIAN: $50,313
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$14.67 - $26.26
(Median)
$15
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$38,579 - $68,875  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,159  
Profit Sharing
$517 - $9,232  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$36,268 - $70,381  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 827
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.67 - $26.26  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.63  
Overtime
$20.28 - $38.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,159  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$517 - $9,232  
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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$36,268 - $70,381  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 188
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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Accounting Analyst


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Accounting Analysts do not often transition into Senior Financial Analyst roles. The role averages $75K per year. Typical career progression for an Accounting Analyst involves becoming a Financial Analyst or a Senior Accountant, roles that pay $5K more and $9K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Accounting Analyst


Accounting Analysts report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in General Ledger Accounting, Financial Analysis, Data Analysis, and Financial Reporting are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable. Those familiar with Accounting also tend to 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 worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $48K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $54K. Accounting Analysts who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $52K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $57K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,692

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

For those looking to make money, Accounting Analysts in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 25 percent above the national average. Accounting Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Indianapolis (+23 percent), Los Angeles (+17 percent), Houston (+16 percent), and New York (+6 percent). The lowest-paying market is Pittsburgh, which sits 15 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Omaha and Chicago (14 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Accounting Analyst Salaries




National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Accounting Analyst Salaries


Financial Analysis
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Data Analysis
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Accounting
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Financial Reporting
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Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$50,000

Microsoft Office
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Auditing
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Fixed Asset Accounting
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Accounts Receivable
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 164 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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