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Accounting Intern Salary

The average pay for an Accounting Intern is $14.47 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.

$28,187 - $56,892
(Median)
$28K
$43K
$57K
MEDIAN: $43,461
10%
50%
90%

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$9.71 - $22.39
(Median)
$9
$14
$22
MEDIAN: $14.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$28,187 - $56,892  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,045  
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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$20,348 - $53,576  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.71 - $22.39  
   
Overtime
$14.57 - $39.02  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,045  
   
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).
)
$20,348 - $53,576  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 405

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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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Experience Affects Accounting Intern Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%


National Average
$31,000

Skills That Affect Accounting Intern Salaries

National Average
$31,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Tax Preparation
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Quickbooks
up arrow 4%

Accounting
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
53%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
1%
10-19 years
0%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 16% dental benefits Dental: 12%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 83%
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