Accounts Assistant Salary

Accounts Assistants in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $37K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Though the majority of Accounts Assistants do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Just under one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the larger part report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. There are far more female Accounts Assistants who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 80 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$23,872 - $48,942
$24K
$37K
$49K
MEDIAN: $36,973
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$10.36 - $20.71
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MEDIAN: $15.48
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,872 - $48,942  
   
Bonus
$294.21 - $11,635  
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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$23,229 - $48,945  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 105
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.36 - $20.71  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.29  
Overtime
$13.50 - $35.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$294.21 - $11,635  
   
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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$23,229 - $48,945  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 97

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Job Description for Accounts Assistant

An accounts assistant plays a critical role in any accounting or business firm. They work as part of the team that is responsible for maintaining finances within the company; they typically report directly to the accountant or the finance manager. On a typical day, an accounts assistant's work includes balancing books to ensure that records and payments are correct and working with the sales team on current and future projects. There are many other tasks they might encounter such as handling and writing checks, sales order processing, preparing statutory accounts, and processing invoices. This job typically takes place during normal business hours, but there may be special cases in which the accounts assistant is needed to help the accountant or the financial manager to meet critical task on deadline.

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Accounts Assistant Tasks

  • Receive and process payments, invoices, employee reimbursements, bills, and other accounting information.
  • Batch and prepare payments, payroll, or other outgoing financial data.
  • Enter data into databases and accounting software, balancing accounts.
  • Review transactions for errors and accuracy and make corrections.

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Pay by Experience Level for Accounts Assistant

Pay by Experience for an Accounts Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Accounts Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 147 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Accounts Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Accounts Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 32 salaries. An Accounts Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 7 salaries.

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Key Stats for Accounts Assistant

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Accounts Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲50%

Experienced
▲15%

National Average
$35,000

Mid-Career
▼3%

▼5%

Skills That Affect Accounts Assistant Salaries

Data Entry
▲10%

National Average
$35,000


Accounts Receivable
▼6%

Microsoft Excel
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 28%
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