Accounting Specialist Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Accounting Specialist is $41,212 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Month-End Close and SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling (SAP FICO). For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Accounting Specialist Salary (?
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$30,843 - $56,674
(Median)
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57K
MEDIAN: $41,212
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Accounting Specialist Salary (?
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$12.99 - $22.08
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,843 - $56,674  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,844  
Profit Sharing
$339.35 - $5,303  
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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$29,344 - $53,780  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 967
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.99 - $22.08  
   
Overtime
$18.72 - $33.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,844  
   
Profit Sharing
$339.35 - $5,303  
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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$29,344 - $53,780  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 879
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Job Description for Accounting Specialist

  • Processes documents related to expenses, such as checks.
  • Contribute to maintenance of accounting data and provide support as needed to accounting department.
  • Manage various forms of accounting data, such as that related to accounts payable and accounts receivable.

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Pay by Experience Level for Accounting Specialist

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Pay Difference By Location

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Charlotte
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$39,000
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Experience Affects Accounting Specialist Salaries

National Average
$39,000

Skills That Affect Accounting Specialist Salaries

Month-End Close
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Financial Reporting
up arrow 4%
Accounting
up arrow 4%
Payroll Administration
up arrow 3%
Quickbooks
up arrow 2%
Accounts Receivable
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Office
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Customer Service
0%
National Average
$39,000
Accounts Payable
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Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%
Billing
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Account Management
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
82%
female alumni
 
Male
18%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 13%