The average Mid-Career Accounting Assistant earns approximately $16.28 per hour. While some workers in this profession — one in four — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. Most Mid-Career Accounting Assistants report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,249 - $50,386
(Median)
$30K
$39K
$50K
MEDIAN: $39,302
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$12.75 - $21.19
(Median)
$13
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$30,249 - $50,386  
   
Bonus
$200.73 - $4,382  
Profit Sharing
$2,750  
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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$28,139 - $48,141  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 318
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.75 - $21.19  
   
Overtime
$19.96 - $30.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$200.73 - $4,382  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,750  
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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$28,139 - $48,141  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 516
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,814

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Home to some of the best pay for Mid-Career Accounting Assistants, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 40 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Accounting Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+21 percent), Long Beach (+18 percent), San Diego (+15 percent), and Minneapolis (+10 percent). Phoenix is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 15 percent. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Austin and Atlanta (14 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Accounting Assistant Salaries

Financial Reporting
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Accounts Payable
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Microsoft Excel
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Data Entry
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Billing
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Paying Invoices
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Data Processing
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Accounts Receivable
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$37,000

Bookkeeping
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Payroll Administration
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Microsoft Word
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Quickbooks
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Office Administration
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 129 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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