Accounting Officer Salary

The average Accounting Officer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $51K per year. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women account for the majority of Accounting Officers who responded to the questionnaire — 67 percent to be exact. The majority of Accounting Officers claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number have medical and dental plans, and a majority have vision insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$33,084 - $87,583
$33K
$51K
$88K
MEDIAN: $51,025
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$11.84 - $27.32
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$27
MEDIAN: $18.49
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$33,084 - $87,583  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $72,719  
Total Pay (?
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$26,949 - $85,918  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $27.32  
   
Overtime
$32.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $72,719  
   
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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$26,949 - $85,918  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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Job Description for Accounting Officer

An accounting officer keeps track of their company's financial records and makes sure all employees are adhering to the law and company policies. They also create financial and regulatory reports, as well as provide internal auditors with advice relating to accounting. If some employees are not complying with standards, the accounting officer must bring this issue to light. In some positions, the accounting officer might be tasked with balancing budgets. Additionally, the accounting officer prepares reports to present to company leaders and provides them with advice as required. Some accountants are tasked with developing forecasts based on market and company trends preparing earning and operational reports.

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Pay by Experience Level for Accounting Officer

Pay by Experience for an Accounting Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Accounting Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 21 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Accounting Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Accounting Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 20 salaries. An Accounting Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 5 salaries.

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Key Stats for Accounting Officer

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Accounting Officer Salaries

Late-Career
▲16%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
▼9%

Experienced
▼9%

Skills That Affect Accounting Officer Salaries

Financial Reporting
▲40%

General Ledger Accounting
▲7%

National Average
$49,000

Accounting
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 8%