An Entry-Level Accounting Specialist earns an average wage of $16.53 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling (SAP FICO) and Reconciliation.

$30,345 - $53,781
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$54K
MEDIAN: $40,078
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$13.05 - $21.27
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$30,345 - $53,781  
   
Bonus
$495.33 - $6,896  
Profit Sharing
$101.37 - $5,770  
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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$28,886 - $50,518  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 432
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.05 - $21.27  
   
Overtime
$19.32 - $34.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$495.33 - $6,896  
   
Profit Sharing
$101.37 - $5,770  
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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$28,886 - $50,518  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 519
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,041

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Accounting Specialist Advice

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

Accounting Specialist in Alpharetta:
"No annual review. No chance for advancement or raise."
This job can be extremely stressful. You need to pay close attention to detail, follow up on any issues. Develop strong relationships with your vendors. Be honest with your vendors if you have trouble paying bills within terms. Don't ever tell someone the check is in the mail if it isn't. You will lose all credibility if you do. Make sure you have an email trail when there are any problems.

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)
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Reconciliation
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Sales Tax Reports
up arrow 9%

Financial Reporting
up arrow 4%

General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 2%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 2%

Quickbooks
up arrow 1%

Accounts Payable
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Payroll Administration
0%

National Average
$37,000

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 1%

Billing
up arrow 1%

Data Entry
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Bookkeeping
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 153 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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