Accounts Assistant Salary

Accounts Assistants in the United States are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $37K annually on average. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Accounts Assistants (84 percent) who participated in the survey are women. While some workers in this profession — approximately one in four — do not have any health coverage, the larger part do receive medical benefits and the greater part have dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$23,958 - $50,036
$24K
$37K
$50K
MEDIAN: $37,256
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$10.17 - $21.09
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MEDIAN: $15.55
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,958 - $50,036  
   
Bonus
$292.99 - $11,836  
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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$22,654 - $49,591  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 99
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.17 - $21.09  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.29  
Overtime
$12.26 - $37.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$292.99 - $11,836  
   
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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$22,654 - $49,591  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 94
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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

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


Accounts Assistants with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Accounts Assistants in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $33K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $34K. Accounts Assistants see a median salary of $40K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $52K on average.

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Key Stats for Accounts Assistant

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
17%
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 26 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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