The average pay for an Accounting Assistant is $14.93 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Accounting Assistant Total Pay (?
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$27,231 - $46,327
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MEDIAN: $35,658
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Accounting Assistant Total Pay (?
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$10.83 - $19.84
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$27,231 - $46,327  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,520  
Profit Sharing
$261.79 - $2,534  
Commission
$0.00 - $1,850  
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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$24,297 - $44,939  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,904
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.83 - $19.84  
   
Overtime
$15.09 - $30.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,520  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $1,850  
Profit Sharing
$261.79 - $2,534  
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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$24,297 - $44,939  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,904
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Job Description for Accounting Assistant
An accounting assistant supports a company in its day-to-day accounting duties. One of the main differences between an accountant and an accounting assistant is that an accounting assistant focuses on administrative, clerical, and data-entry duties. For example, the accounting assistant may upload and scan documents for entry into the company's document-tracking software. The accounting assistant may perform other duties such as processing invoices; filing, sorting, and faxing documents and correspondence; answering phone calls; reviewing documents for accuracy and completeness; tracking inventory; and working on spreadsheets.
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Accounting Assistant Tasks
  • Compile reports for insurance billings.
  • Update phone numbers and addresses, and keep payers up to date.
  • Monitor and follow up on outstanding claims every 14 days.
  • Perform billing-related duties as necessary.
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Pay by Experience Level for Accounting Assistant
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Pay Difference By Location
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National Average
$33,000
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Experience Affects Accounting Assistant Salaries

National Average
$33,000

Skills That Affect Accounting Assistant Salaries

Payroll Administration
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Accounts Payable
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Accounts Receivable
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Microsoft Excel
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Data Entry
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National Average
$33,000
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Gender
Female
87%
female alumni
 
Male
13%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 26%
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