The average Experienced Accounting Specialist earns approximately $18.62 per hour. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $8K and $7K, respectively — total cash payment to Experienced Accounting Specialists can bottom out near $32K or peak near $60K depending on individual performance. Work is enjoyable for Experienced Accounting Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$35,081 - $63,245
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MEDIAN: $45,946
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$14.81 - $24.48
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$35,081 - $63,245  
   
Bonus
$511 - $8,107  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $6,909  
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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$32,245 - $59,614  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 282
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.81 - $24.48  
   
Overtime
$21.59 - $40.08  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$511 - $8,107  
   
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $6,909  
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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$32,245 - $59,614  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 309
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,679

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With a pay rate for Experienced Accounting Specialists that is 21 percent greater than the national average, Seattle offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Experienced Accounting Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+13 percent), Dallas (+9 percent), Chicago (+7 percent), and Atlanta (+4 percent). Orlando is the lowest-paying area, 12 percent south of the national average. Employers pay around 11 percent less in Columbus and 6 percent less in Portland, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Skills That Affect Accounting Specialist Salaries

Financial Analysis
up arrow 14%

SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling (SAP FICO)
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Reconciliation
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Bookkeeping
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Financial Reporting
up arrow 2%

Payroll Administration
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Microsoft Excel
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General Ledger Accounting
0%

National Average
$43,000

Billing
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Microsoft Office
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Accounts Payable
up arrow 2%

Accounts Receivable
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Quickbooks
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Data Entry
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Accounting
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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