Assistant Accountant Salary (United States)

An Assistant Accountant earns an average wage of $15.19 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Assistant Accountant Total Pay (?
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$26,029 - $54,248
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MEDIAN: $38,100
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Assistant Accountant Total Pay (?
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$10.30 - $20.55
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$26,029 - $54,248  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,916  
Profit Sharing
$550 - $2,500  
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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$23,153 - $49,823  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 753
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $20.55  
   
Overtime
$13.13 - $32.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,916  
   
Profit Sharing
$550 - $2,500  
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).
)
$23,153 - $49,823  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 753
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Job Description for Assistant Accountant

Assistant accountants aid in the day-to-day operations of an accounting department, typically reporting to a senior accountant or production accountant. Specific daily tasks vary based on whether or not an assistant accountant is hired by an individual accountant or an accounting firm.
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Assistant Accountant Tasks
  • Maintain records of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization.
  • Maintain general ledger as needed.
  • Analyze financial data in order to prepare financial reports.
  • Generate and interpret financial records and statements for management.

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Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Accountant

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Pay Difference By Location

Boston
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Los Angeles
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New York
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National Average
$35,000
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Miami
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Experience Affects Assistant Accountant Salaries

National Average
$35,000

Skills That Affect Assistant Accountant Salaries

Accounts Payable
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Microsoft Excel
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Accounts Receivable
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Payroll Administration
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National Average
$35,000

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Gender

Female
73%
female alumni
 
Male
27%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 33%
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