Entry-Level Accounting Specialist Salary

An Entry-Level Accounting Specialist earns an average wage of $16.16 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling (SAP FICO) and Accounting.

$30,536 - $51,151
(Median)
$31K
$40K
$51K
MEDIAN: $40,014
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$12.45 - $21.15
(Median)
$12
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$30,536 - $51,151  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,979  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $4,208  
Commission
$5,100  
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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$28,456 - $49,990  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 553
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.45 - $21.15  
   
Overtime
$18.12 - $33.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,979  
   
Commission
$5,100  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $4,208  
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).
)
$28,456 - $49,990  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 615
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,021

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Accounting Specialist Advice

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

Accounting Specialist in Myrtle Beach:
"Accounting specialist."
Handle share drafts. Accounts payable. Returned checks. Account reconciliations. GL reconciliations. Balance.

Accounting Specialist in Clewiston:
"Knew More About The Employers."
Be able to calculate and not rely strictly on calculators and computers. You should be able to look at a spreadsheet and determine if it is correct.

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Skills That Affect Accounting Specialist Salaries

SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling (SAP FICO)
up arrow 12%

Accounting
up arrow 12%

Financial Reporting
up arrow 6%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 6%

General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 3%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 2%

Sales Tax Reports
up arrow 1%

Accounts Receivable
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Quickbooks
0%

Data Entry
0%

National Average
$37,000

Accounts Payable
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Billing
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 191 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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