The average pay for an Accounting Associate is $39,930 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Accounting Associate Total Pay (?
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$30,201 - $55,088
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MEDIAN: $39,929
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Accounting Associate Total Pay (?
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$11.84 - $20.65
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,201 - $55,088  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,899  
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $1,775  
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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$27,021 - $51,998  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 903
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $20.65  
   
Overtime
$15.97 - $32.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,899  
   
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $1,775  
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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$27,021 - $51,998  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 903
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Job Description for Accounting Associate
  • Process, record, and pay invoices, bills, and other transactions.
  • Record fiscal transactions, balancing and reconciling accounts.
  • Assist accountants and auditors with bookkeeping, clerical duties, and managing accounts.
  • Resolve outstanding payments through communication with departments, vendors, and clients.
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Pay by Experience Level for Accounting Associate
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Washington
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Boston
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Los Angeles
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Seattle
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San Francisco
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Atlanta
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Chicago
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Dallas
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National Average
$37,000
Portland
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Pittsburgh
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Experience Affects Accounting Associate Salaries

National Average
$37,000

Skills That Affect Accounting Associate Salaries

Quickbooks
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Microsoft Excel
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Accounts Receivable
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Payroll Administration
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Microsoft Office
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Accounts Payable
0%
National Average
$37,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 191 votes.
Gender
Female
75%
female alumni
 
Male
25%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 16%
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