With roughly three in five of Accounting Managers with General Ledger Accounting skills reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Accounting Managers with General Ledger Accounting skills is $70K annually and can range from $45K on the lower end to $100K per year near the higher end. Total cash compensation to Accounting Managers with General Ledger Accounting skills approaches anywhere from $45K on the lower end to $100K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $13K from bonuses and upwards of $10K from profit sharing. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most Accounting Managers with General Ledger Accounting skills survey respondents are women (74 percent). The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$46,822 - $94,968
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$47K
$70K
$95K
MEDIAN: $69,582
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$14.88 - $34.98
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$15
$23
$35
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,822 - $94,968  
   
Bonus
$505 - $12,649  
Profit Sharing
$385.41 - $9,875  
Commission
$3,931  
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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$45,166 - $100,209  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,083
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.88 - $34.98  
   
Overtime
$20.87 - $49.28  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$505 - $12,649  
   
Commission
$3,931  
Profit Sharing
$385.41 - $9,875  
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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$45,166 - $100,209  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 319
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Pay by Experience Level for Accounting Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $61K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $72K. Accounting Managers with General Ledger Accounting skills with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $74K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $68K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $69,886

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

For Accounting Managers with General Ledger Accounting skills, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Accounting Managers with General Ledger Accounting skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+26 percent), Philadelphia (+24 percent), Boston (+22 percent), and Chicago (+19 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 14 percent south of the national average, can be found in St. Louis. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Nashville (5 percent lower) and Denver (2 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Accounting Manager Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 702 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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