Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Accounting Associates, experience and pay seem to be weakly connected; experience does not necessarily lead to more money. After five to 10 years, the typical starting salary of $38K climbs to $38K. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $38K. Wages continue to grow, though somewhat marginally, for Accounting Associates after 20 years in the field, and salaries border $39K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 19 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work—of those who took the survey, more than half land within this radius.