Accounting Technician Salary

Median pay for Accounting Technicians in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $17.12 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 85 percent of Accounting Technicians are female. Most Accounting Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,900 - $56,449
$29K
$39K
$56K
MEDIAN: $39,425
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90%

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$12.37 - $23.80
$12
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $17.12
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National Salary 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$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$28,900 - $56,449  
   
Bonus
$206.08 - $3,878  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$27,525 - $52,867  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 241
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.37 - $23.80  
   
Overtime
$19.05 - $33.98  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$206.08 - $3,878  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$27,525 - $52,867  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 244
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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

  • 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.
  • Balance entries and make necessary corrections.
  • Sort documents and post debits/credits to proper account .
  • Verify amounts and codes on various forms for accuracy.

Common Career Paths for Accounting Technician


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Many Accounting Technicians advance into a slightly higher-paying Accountant position. Average compensation for Accountants is $45K. Career advancement for the typical Accounting Technician often leads to becoming a Staff Accountant or an Accounting Specialist; median salaries in these positions are $6K higher and $2K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Accounting Technician


Accounting Technicians seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Financial Reporting, Accounting, General Ledger Accounting, and Payroll Administration are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 10 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Reconciliation, Microsoft Office, and Budgeting. Most people 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 worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $34K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $40K. Accounting Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $40K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $41K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,633

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Accounting Technicians will find that Las Vegas offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 51 percent. Accounting Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+36 percent), Seattle (+25 percent), Washington (+17 percent), and Los Angeles (+16 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Accounting Technicians in Helena earning a whopping 25 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Greensboro (12 percent lower) and San Antonio (11 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Accounting Technician

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 80 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Accounting Technician Salaries

▲10%

▲7%

▲6%

National Average
$38,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Accounting Technician Salaries

Financial Reporting
▲10%

▲8%





▲1%

Accounts Receivable
▼0%

National Average
$38,000

Budgeting
▼4%

Microsoft Office
▼11%

Reconciliation
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 80 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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