Average Accounting Technicians in the United States make around $17.12 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The vast majority of Accounting Technicians (84 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$28,832 - $55,833
$29K
$39K
$56K
MEDIAN: $38,984
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$12.59 - $23.58
$13
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$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$28,832 - $55,833  
   
Bonus
$197.27 - $3,959  
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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$27,694 - $52,656  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 249
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.59 - $23.58  
   
Overtime
$19.21 - $33.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$197.27 - $3,959  
   
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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$27,694 - $52,656  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 255

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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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It is somewhat unusual to come across Accounting Technicians who move on to become Accountants, but it does happen from time to time, and the median salary for that position sits slightly higher at $44K.

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Popular Skills for Accounting Technician


Accounting Technicians report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Financial Reporting, Payroll Administration, General Ledger Accounting, and Accounting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 11 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Reconciliation, Microsoft Office, and Budgeting. 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.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $34K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $40K. On average, Accounting Technicians make $39K 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 $41K.

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Key Stats for Accounting Technician

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Accounting Technician Salaries




National Average
$37,000


Skills That Affect Accounting Technician Salaries

Financial Reporting
up arrow 11%



Accounting
up arrow 6%




Accounts Receivable
0%

National Average
$37,000

Budgeting
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 10%

Reconciliation
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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