Entry-Level Accounting Associate Salary

Entry-Level Accounting Associates are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $44K annually on average. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Accounting Associates. Female Entry-Level Accounting Associates are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (66 percent) are women. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$31,782 - $57,520
$32K
$44K
$58K
MEDIAN: $43,627
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$11.12 - $21.86
$11
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $15.99
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$0$57K
Salary $31,782 - $57,520
Bonus $954 - $5,084
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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$27,673 - $55,085
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 456
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $11.12 - $21.86
Overtime $20.52 - $35.82
Annual Data $0$55K
Bonus $954 - $5,084
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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$27,673 - $55,085
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 306

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,028

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

With a pay rate for Entry-Level Accounting Associates that is 34 percent greater than the national average, Boston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. 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). With compensation 18 percent below the national average, Redmond is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in Indianapolis (12 percent lower) and Pittsburgh (7 percent lower).

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
66 %
Male
34 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 122 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
10%
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Skills That Affect Accounting Associate Salaries

Accounting
▲19%

Financial Analysis
▲17%

Auditing
▲11%

Tax Preparation
▲11%


Reconciliation
▲10%

Bookkeeping
▲6%

General Ledger Accounting
▲4%



National Average
$40,000


Payroll Administration
▼2%


▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 122 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 17%
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