Accounting Associate Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Accounting Associate is $40,397 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Auditing and General Ledger Accounting. Experience does not have a big impact on this job’s pay. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Accounting Associate Salary (?
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$30,454 - $56,431
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $40,396
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Accounting Associate Salary (?
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$11.88 - $21.00
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,454 - $56,431  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,111  
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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$27,359 - $52,830  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 585
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.88 - $21.00  
   
Overtime
$15.98 - $33.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,111  
   
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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$27,359 - $52,830  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 485
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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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St. Paul
up arrow 22%
New York
up arrow 21%
Charlotte
up arrow 17%
Boston
up arrow 16%
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San Francisco
up arrow 13%
Atlanta
up arrow 10%
Seattle
up arrow 8%
Austin
up arrow 8%
Chicago
up arrow 7%
Dallas
up arrow 4%
National Average
$38,000
Pittsburgh
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St. Louis
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Oklahoma City
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Experience Affects Accounting Associate Salaries

National Average
$38,000

Skills That Affect Accounting Associate Salaries

Auditing
up arrow 28%
General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 13%
Tax Preparation
up arrow 9%
Financial Analysis
up arrow 8%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%
Month-End Close
up arrow 3%
Quickbooks
up arrow 2%
Accounts Receivable
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%
Payroll Administration
0%
National Average
$38,000
Accounts Payable
up arrow 1%
Accounting
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 216 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
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 17%
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