The average pay for an Accounting Intern is $14.77 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.

$20,542 - $55,662
(Median)
$21K
$41K
$56K
MEDIAN: $40,708
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$9.85 - $22.88
(Median)
$9
$15
$23
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$20,542 - $55,662  
   
Bonus
$500  
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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$20,607 - $51,263  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.85 - $22.88  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.36  
Overtime
$17.01 - $36.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$500  
   
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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$20,607 - $51,263  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 337
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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.

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Experience Affects Accounting Intern Salaries

Mid-Career
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National Average
$31,000

Skills That Affect Accounting Intern Salaries

Tax Preparation
up arrow 3%

National Average
$31,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Quickbooks
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Accounting
up arrow 11%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
52%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 14%
dental benefits
Dental: 9%
medical benefits
Vision: 9%
dental benefits
None: 85%
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