Pay for Accounting Technicians in the United States is very modest at just $39K per year. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority (84 percent) of Accounting Technicians who took the survey are female. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$29,226 - $55,424
(Median)
$29K
$39K
$55K
MEDIAN: $38,718
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90%

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$12.38 - $22.71
(Median)
$12
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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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
$29,226 - $55,424  
   
Bonus
$195.74 - $3,973  
Profit Sharing
$2,948  
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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$27,663 - $52,115  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 255
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.38 - $22.71  
   
Overtime
$19.44 - $34.34  
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
$195.74 - $3,973  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,948  
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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$27,663 - $52,115  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 252
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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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Accounting Technicians might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Accountant, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $44K per year.

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Popular Skills for Accounting Technician


Accounting Technicians seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Financial Reporting, Accounting, General Ledger Accounting, and Data Entry are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 12 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Reconciliation and Microsoft Office. Most people familiar with 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. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $39K in this role. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $40K on average.

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Experience Affects Accounting Technician Salaries




National Average
$37,000


Skills That Affect Accounting Technician Salaries

Financial Reporting
up arrow 12%

Accounting
up arrow 7%


Data Entry
up arrow 1%

Accounts Payable
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$37,000

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 1%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 1%

Budgeting
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 9%

Reconciliation
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 85 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
25%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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