Accounting Associate Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Accounting Associate is $40,271 per year. A skill in General Ledger Accounting is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job does not change much between less experienced and more experienced workers. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Accounting Associate Total Pay (?
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$30,416 - $56,494
(Median)
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56K
MEDIAN: $40,271
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Accounting Associate Total Pay (?
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$11.86 - $20.85
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,416 - $56,494  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,154  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $1,818  
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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$27,292 - $52,859  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,044
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.86 - $20.85  
   
Overtime
$16.11 - $32.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,154  
   
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $1,818  
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).
)
$27,292 - $52,859  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,044
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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

Denver
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New York
up arrow 20%
St. Paul
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Charlotte
up arrow 17%
Boston
up arrow 16%
San Francisco
up arrow 14%
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Atlanta
up arrow 10%
Seattle
up arrow 9%
Austin
up arrow 9%
Chicago
up arrow 7%
Dallas
up arrow 5%
National Average
$38,000
Pittsburgh
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Oklahoma City
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St. Louis
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Experience Affects Accounting Associate Salaries

National Average
$38,000

Skills That Affect Accounting Associate Salaries

General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 21%
Tax Preparation
up arrow 10%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%
Financial Analysis
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%
Quickbooks
up arrow 2%
Accounts Receivable
up arrow 1%
Accounting
up arrow 1%
Payroll Administration
0%
National Average
$38,000
Accounts Payable
up arrow 1%
Month-End Close
up arrow 5%

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Gender

Female
75%
female alumni
 
Male
25%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 16%
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