Accounting Assistant Salary (United States)

An Accounting Assistant earns an average wage of $15.03 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. A skill in Financial Reporting is associated with high pay for this job.
Accounting Assistant Total Pay (?
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$27,542 - $46,779
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MEDIAN: $36,011
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Accounting Assistant Total Pay (?
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$10.97 - $19.99
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$27,542 - $46,779  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,527  
Profit Sharing
$375.00 - $3,705  
Commission
$100.00 - $4,391  
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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$24,534 - $45,327  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,717
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.97 - $19.99  
   
Overtime
$15.15 - $30.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,527  
   
Commission
$100.00 - $4,391  
Profit Sharing
$375.00 - $3,705  
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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$24,534 - $45,327  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,717
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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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Experience Affects Accounting Assistant Salaries

National Average
$34,000

Skills That Affect Accounting Assistant Salaries

Payroll Administration
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Paying Invoices
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Billing
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Accounts Payable
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Accounts Receivable
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Microsoft Excel
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Bookkeeping
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Microsoft Office
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Customer Service
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Microsoft Word
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National Average
$34,000
Data Entry
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Quickbooks
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Office Administration
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Gender
Female
88%
female alumni
 
Male
12%
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
11%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 26%
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