The average Entry-Level Accounting Manager can expect to rake in roughly $58K per year. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Accounting Managers — including $10K in bonuses and $6K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $36K to $86K depending on individual performance. More than half of Entry-Level Accounting Managers (63 percent) survey participants are women. Most Entry-Level Accounting Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$39,725 - $84,266
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$58K
$84K
MEDIAN: $58,043
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$12.48 - $27.43
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MEDIAN: $18.07
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,725 - $84,266  
   
Bonus
$250.10 - $10,066  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,630  
Commission
$3,072  
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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$36,150 - $85,918  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,648
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.48 - $27.43  
   
Overtime
$18.67 - $43.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$250.10 - $10,066  
   
Commission
$3,072  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,630  
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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$36,150 - $85,918  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 239

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $56,892

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

For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Accounting Managers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 56 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Accounting Managers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+24 percent), Seattle (+24 percent), Los Angeles (+19 percent), and New York (+18 percent). Falling short of the national average by 10 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Indianapolis.

Accounting Manager Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Accounting Manager in Norfolk:
"No retirement benefits are provided."
Study have a college degrees and work for a company that offers a retirement benefits Profit sharing plan.

Accounting Manager in Las Vegas:
"Be Licensed."
I've learned over the years that having a license to quote and show and manage space may improve my worth to the company. I do more than accounting, I am also a Property Manager and I support the owner of the company. One day I am reading meters and the next day meeting with our Attorney or CPA to discuss tax returns.

Accounting Manager in North Haven:
Whatever projects your boss wants to put on your desk - TAKE IT. Experience is so much better than what was learned in school. Be confident in your work and responses. And if you are not, do not. Be afraid to admit that and ask for help. If the company will pay for training and/or education - take advantage! And if they don't and you have the means, take the class on your own dime. Additional training only makes you more marketable.

Accounting Manager in Sonoma:
"General Corporate Structure & Procedures."
Clarity of corporate structure, job descriptions duties and responsibility and consistency. Working independently take the initiative.

Accounting Manager in Indianapolis:
"No accountability."
Make sure your staff members understand and actually have a process for being accountable to you and their own work.

Accounting Manager in Providence:
"Make sure responsibilities are defined."
My position becomes the 'dump zone' for things that don't necessarily be directly related to my accounting duties. I also tend to be the 'go to' person for answers to questions that should be answered by the persons direct manager; but unfortunately people realize that I either have or can get the answer (learn to make boundaries as well).

Accounting Manager in Livermore:
"I wish I had my bachelors degree."
If you can, work on getting your bachelor degree, it will help you grow in your career.

Key Stats for Accounting Manager

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 292 votes.
061
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
36%
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Skills That Affect Accounting Manager Salaries






National Average
$57,000


Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 9%


Payroll Administration
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Quickbooks
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ADP Payroll System
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 292 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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