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 $71K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $7K and $10K, respectively — total cash payment to Accounting Analysts can bottom out near $36K or peak near $71K depending on individual performance. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Women Accounting Analysts who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Most Accounting Analysts report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$38,083 - $69,293

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$14.67 - $25.63

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$38,083 - $69,293  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,409  
Profit Sharing
$587 - $9,528  
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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$36,083 - $70,778  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 723
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.67 - $25.63  
   
Overtime
$20.87 - $38.62  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,409  
   
Profit Sharing
$587 - $9,528  
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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$36,083 - $70,778  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 161
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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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For Accounting Analysts, progressing to a Senior Financial Analyst role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Senior Financial Analyst can earn $75K annually. Accounting Analysts most often move into positions as Financial Analysts or Accounting Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $5K higher and $10K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Accounting Analyst


Survey takers working as Accounting Analysts report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in General Ledger Accounting, Financial Analysis, Data Analysis, and Financial Reporting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 7 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Accounts Payable, Auditing, and Accounts Receivable. Most people 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.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $48K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $53K. Accounting Analysts claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $50K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $55K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 27 percent, Accounting Analysts in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Accounting Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+16 percent), Austin (+14 percent), New York (+9 percent), and Atlanta (+4 percent). The lowest-paying market is Pittsburgh, which sits 14 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Charlotte and Chicago (8 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Accounting Analyst Salaries




National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Accounting Analyst Salaries



Data Analysis
up arrow 3%

Financial Reporting
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Accounting
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Fixed Asset Accounting
0%

National Average
$49,000

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 4%

Auditing
up arrow 4%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 155 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 10%
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