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. There are more female Entry-Level Accounting Associates who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 68 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$31,913 - $56,245
$32K
$43K
$56K
MEDIAN: $43,164
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$10.40 - $21.94
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MEDIAN: $15.65
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$31,913 - $56,245  
   
Bonus
$783 - $4,983  
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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$27,404 - $53,688  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 437
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.40 - $21.94  
   
Overtime
$19.16 - $34.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$783 - $4,983  
   
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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$27,404 - $53,688  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 266

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $39,691

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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). Redmond is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 18 percent. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Indianapolis and Pittsburgh (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
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 89 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
11%
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Skills That Affect Accounting Associate Salaries

Accounting
▲20%

Financial Analysis
▲18%

Auditing
▲12%

Tax Preparation
▲12%


Reconciliation
▲11%

Bookkeeping
▲7%

General Ledger Accounting
▲5%



National Average
$40,000


Payroll Administration
▼1%


▼3%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Common Health Benefits

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