Pay for Entry-Level Accounting Associates is very modest at just $43K per year. The specific employer and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The majority of Entry-Level Accounting Associates (68 percent) who took the survey are female. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$32,052 - $56,837
$32K
$43K
$57K
MEDIAN: $43,376
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$10.39 - $21.55
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$16
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MEDIAN: $15.54
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$32,052 - $56,837  
   
Bonus
$793 - $5,031  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$27,349 - $54,284  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 465
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.39 - $21.55  
   
Overtime
$18.63 - $33.53  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$793 - $5,031  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$27,349 - $54,284  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 284

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $39,759

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For Entry-Level Accounting Associates, working in the bustling city of Boston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Accounting Associates will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+25 percent), Chicago (+22 percent), Dallas (+21 percent), and Washington (+19 percent). The lowest-paying market is Redmond, which sits 18 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Indianapolis (8 percent less) and Pittsburgh (7 percent less).

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Accounting Associate in Savannah:
"Pay Attention To Details."
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Key Stats for Accounting Associate

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 92 votes.
073
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
11%
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Skills That Affect Accounting Associate Salaries

Accounting
up arrow 18%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 17%

Auditing
up arrow 13%

Tax Preparation
up arrow 12%


Reconciliation
up arrow 10%

Bookkeeping
up arrow 5%

General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 3%


Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$40,000


Payroll Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 92 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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