Accounting Technician Salary

Median pay for Accounting Technicians in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $16.80 per hour. Compensation ranges between $12.35 per hour and $22.09. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Work is enjoyable for Accounting Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Women account for the majority of Accounting Technicians who took the survey — 85 percent to be exact. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,371 - $50,500

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$12.35 - $22.09

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$28,371 - $50,500  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,677  
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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$26,995 - $48,916  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 306
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.35 - $22.09  
   
Overtime
$17.67 - $34.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,677  
   
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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$26,995 - $48,916  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 357
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Job Description for Accounting Technician

Accounting technicians may work in a variety of environments, including in financial, clerical, or support roles. They perform a variety of duties for accounting firms or departments, such as preparing accounts, handling invoices, handle bookkeeping, and monitor budgets They also often monitor departmental resources, manage payroll, write reports, and audit work.

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Accounting Technician Tasks

  • Sort documents and post debits/credits to proper account .
  • Verify amounts and codes on various forms for accuracy.
  • Balance entries and make necessary corrections.
  • Maintain and make necessary adjustments to records and/or logs such as journals, payroll/ time reports, or property records.
  • Verify and reconcile simple bank statements or department records.

Common Career Paths for Accounting Technician


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It's not very common for Accounting Technicians to move on to become Accountants. Average pay for an Accountant is $44K annually.

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Popular Skills for Accounting Technician


Survey results show that Accounting Technicians use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, General Ledger Accounting, Accounting, and Accounts Receivable are correlated to pay that is above average. Data Entry and Microsoft Office, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. The majority of those who know Accounts Payable also know Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Accounting Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average inexperienced worker earns $34K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $37K. On average, Accounting Technicians make $36K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $40K.

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Experience Affects Accounting Technician Salaries



National Average
$36,000



Skills That Affect Accounting Technician Salaries

Microsoft Excel
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General Ledger Accounting
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Accounting
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Accounts Payable
0%

Accounts Receivable
0%

Payroll Administration
0%

National Average
$36,000

Budgeting
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Microsoft Office
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Data Entry
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 143 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 14%
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