Assistant Accountant Salary

Average Assistant Accountants in the United States make around $15.36 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Assistant Accountants making up 78 percent. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and over a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than half and dental coverage is claimed by slightly less than half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$27,882 - $56,859
$28K
$41K
$57K
MEDIAN: $41,368
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50%
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$10.98 - $20.66
$11
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$21
MEDIAN: $15.36
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$27,882 - $56,859  
   
Bonus
$251.68 - $5,463  
Profit Sharing
$1,720  
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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$24,498 - $53,350  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 195
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.98 - $20.66  
   
Overtime
$18.05 - $33.58  
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
$251.68 - $5,463  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,720  
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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$24,498 - $53,350  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 216

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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

  • Analyze financial data in order to prepare financial reports.
  • Generate and interpret financial records and statements for management.
  • Maintain records of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization.
  • Maintain general ledger as needed.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Accountant


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While not commonly seen, Assistant Accountants who transition into a Financial Controller position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Financial Controllers is $77K per year. Typical career progression for an Assistant Accountant involves becoming an Accountant or a Staff Accountant, roles that pay $8K more and $7K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Accountant


Assistant Accountants report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in General Ledger Accounting, Payroll Administration, Accounts Receivable, and Accounts Payable are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Quickbooks. For most people, competency in Accounts Payable indicates knowledge of Accounts Receivable and Bookkeeping.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Accountant

Pay by Experience for an Assistant Accountant has a positive trend. An entry-level Assistant Accountant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 282 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Assistant Accountant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 83 salaries. An experienced Assistant Accountant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 68 salaries. An Assistant Accountant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 41 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,908

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Boston is home to an above-average pay rate for Assistant Accountants, 23 percent higher than the national average. Assistant Accountants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Phoenix (+16 percent), New York (+12 percent), Seattle (+11 percent), and Los Angeles (+10 percent). San Diego is the lowest-paying area, 9 percent south of the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Chicago (8 percent less) and Dallas (7 percent less).

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Key Stats for Assistant Accountant

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Assistant Accountant Salaries

▲21%

▲10%

▲4%

National Average
$37,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Assistant Accountant Salaries





▼0%

National Average
$37,000

Tax Preparation
▼1%


▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 36%
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