Entry-Level Accounting Associates may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $44K per year. The particular firm and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$32,081 - $57,369
(Median)
$32K
$44K
$57K
MEDIAN: $43,569
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90%

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$10.29 - $21.20
(Median)
$10
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$32,081 - $57,369  
   
Bonus
$654 - $5,034  
Profit Sharing
$512  
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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$27,321 - $54,725  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 477
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.29 - $21.20  
   
Overtime
$19.41 - $33.60  
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
$654 - $5,034  
   
Profit Sharing
$512  
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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$27,321 - $54,725  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 287
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The smallest paychecks in the field are found at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, where the median salary is a mere $22K, 152 percent lower than the top payer.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $39,802

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Boston is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Accounting Associates, 33 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Accounting Associates will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+26 percent), San Francisco (+25 percent), New York (+21 percent), and Dallas (+20 percent). The lowest-paying market is Redmond, which sits 18 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Indianapolis and Los Angeles (10 percent lower).

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Accounting Associate in Savannah:
"Pay Attention To Details."
Ask as many questions as you can to learn the manufacturing process so you can identify possible reasons for variances. If you don't understand your products, you can't see all the ways to ensure accurate reporting.

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Skills That Affect Accounting Associate Salaries

Accounting
up arrow 18%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 15%

Auditing
up arrow 11%

Tax Preparation
up arrow 11%

Reconciliation
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General Ledger Accounting
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Bookkeeping
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$40,000

Payroll Administration
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Accounts Receivable
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Accounts Payable
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Quickbooks
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 89 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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