Entry-Level Accounting Associate Salary

Those pursuing careers as Entry-Level Accounting Associates may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $43K annually. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Accounting Associates. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The majority of Entry-Level Accounting Associates (67 percent) who took the survey are women. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,045 - $56,433
$32K
$43K
$56K
MEDIAN: $43,360
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$10.97 - $21.66
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MEDIAN: $15.89
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$0$56K
Salary $32,045 - $56,433
Bonus $954 - $5,025
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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$27,337 - $53,817
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 459
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $10.97 - $21.66
Overtime $20.29 - $35.07
Annual Data $0$53K
Bonus $954 - $5,025
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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$27,337 - $53,817
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 305

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $39,875

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Boston is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Accounting Associates, 34 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Accounting Associates can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+26 percent), Chicago (+23 percent), San Diego (+19 percent), and Washington (+15 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Redmond, 18 percent below the national average. Employers in Indianapolis and Pittsburgh also lean toward paying below-median salaries (12 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

Accounting Associate Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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.

Key Stats for Accounting Associate

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 111 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
10%
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Skills That Affect Accounting Associate Salaries

Accounting
▲20%

Financial Analysis
▲17%

Auditing
▲12%

Tax Preparation
▲12%


Reconciliation
▲10%

Bookkeeping
▲6%

General Ledger Accounting
▲5%



National Average
$40,000


Payroll Administration
▼2%


▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 111 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 15%
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