Accounting Technician Salary

Accounting Technicians in the United States can expect wages of $16.72 per hour on average. Earnings generally vary between $12.27 per hour and $22.31. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Female Accounting Technicians far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Most Accounting Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$28,818 - $51,582
(Median)
$29K
$37K
$52K
MEDIAN: $37,023
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$12.27 - $22.31
(Median)
$12
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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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$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$28,818 - $51,582  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,987  
Profit Sharing
$800  
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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$27,099 - $49,697  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 357
National Hourly Rate 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$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.27 - $22.31  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$17.97 - $35.04  
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
$0.00 - $1,987  
   
Profit Sharing
$800  
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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$27,099 - $49,697  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 410
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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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There are some Accounting Technicians — though it's uncommon — that transition into Accountants, where earnings are an average $44K annually.

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Popular Skills for Accounting Technician


Accounting Technicians report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Accounting, Microsoft Excel, Accounts Payable, and Accounts Receivable are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Entry and Microsoft Office. Those proficient in Accounts Payable are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Accounting Technician

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


The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $34K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $38K. On average, Accounting Technicians make $36K following one to two decades on the job. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $41K.

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Experience Affects Accounting Technician Salaries




National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect Accounting Technician Salaries

Accounting
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Accounts Payable
0%

Accounts Receivable
0%

National Average
$36,000

Payroll Administration
up arrow 1%

Budgeting
up arrow 1%

General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Data Entry
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 162 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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