Accounting Officer Salary

Earnings for Accounting Officers in the United States come in at around $50K annually on average. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by a strong majority, and more than half earn vision coverage. Work is enjoyable for Accounting Officers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Accounting Officers make up most of the survey respondents at 71 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,677 - $74,970
$33K
$50K
$75K
MEDIAN: $50,120
10%
50%
90%

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$12.75 - $26.08
$19
MEDIAN: $19.00
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$0$76K
Salary $32,677 - $74,970
Bonus $0.00 - $73,974
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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$26,510 - $76,405
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 35
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $19.00
Annual Data $0$76K
Bonus $0.00 - $73,974
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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$26,510 - $76,405
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 9

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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.

Accounting Officer Advice

Q: What is it like working as an Accounting Officer?

Accounting Officer in Kingston:
"Try to ensure that for motivation proper evaluation is done."
Ensure that job description is properly outlined so that one can be correctly compensated.

Accounting Officer in Manila:
"Stressedful."
Pros: Communicating with clients excite me most of the time.
Cons: The attitudes of the superior managers, too arrogant.

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Key Stats for Accounting Officer

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Accounting Officer Salaries

Late-Career
▲20%

Mid-Career
▲9%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Experienced
▼6%

Skills That Affect Accounting Officer Salaries

Financial Reporting
▲45%

General Ledger Accounting
▲10%

National Average
$48,000

Accounting
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 11%
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