Accounting Assistant Salary (United States)

An Accounting Assistant earns an average wage of $15.02 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 Salary (?
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$27,645 - $46,848
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MEDIAN: $36,175
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Accounting Assistant Salary (?
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$11.01 - $19.99
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$27,645 - $46,848  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,513  
Profit Sharing
$354.79 - $4,448  
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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$24,547 - $45,353  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,710
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.01 - $19.99  
   
Overtime
$15.18 - $30.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,513  
   
Profit Sharing
$354.79 - $4,448  
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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$24,547 - $45,353  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,984
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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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$34,000
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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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Billing
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Paying Invoices
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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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Microsoft Word
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Customer Service
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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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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
88%
female alumni
 
Male
12%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 26%