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Accounting Intern Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Accounting Intern is $14.58 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.
Accounting Intern Salary (?
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$27,727 - $58,956
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $43,569
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Accounting Intern Salary (?
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$9.79 - $22.54
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$27,727 - $58,956  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
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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$20,477 - $55,140  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.79 - $22.54  
   
Overtime
$14.51 - $38.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
   
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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$20,477 - $55,140  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 371
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Job Description for Accounting Intern

For individuals nearing completion of a bachelor's degree in accounting — or perhaps those who have just graduated — working as an accounting intern is likely the first step towards a career in the field. Typically, companies hire interns to work at reduced wages so that these individuals can gain practical experience in the field while finishing school. For the company, it is a chance to identify prospective talent to bring into their organization. As an accounting intern, the individual can gain useful insight into the practical application of accounting practices and theory, performing hands-on tasks such as data entry, billing functions, and assisting with more complicated tasks.
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Accounting Intern Tasks
  • Collect, analyze, and summarize operating data, highlighting trends and patterns.
  • Prepare, review, and analyze financial information like cost benefit analyses, profit, and loss statements and the like.
  • Assist with billing and collections, including filing invoices, generating checks, and annotating reports.

Common Career Paths for Accounting Intern

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Pay Difference By Location

Boston
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Chicago
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Houston
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Los Angeles
up arrow 27%
New York
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St. Louis
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Dallas
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San Antonio
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National Average
$31,000
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Experience Affects Accounting Intern Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 20%
National Average
$31,000

Skills That Affect Accounting Intern Salaries

Tax Preparation
0%
National Average
$31,000
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%
Quickbooks
up arrow 8%
Accounting
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
52%
female alumni
 
Male
48%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
52%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
1%
10-19 years
1%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 17% dental benefits Dental: 13%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 82%