Entry-Level Assistant Accountant Salary

The average Entry-Level Assistant Accountant earns approximately $14.87 per hour. 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 the greater part and dental coverage is claimed by just over two-fifths. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Female Entry-Level Assistant Accountants make up most of the survey respondents at 72 percent. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$26,965 - $52,143
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MEDIAN: $40,336
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$10.25 - $19.82
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$26,965 - $52,143  
   
Bonus
$201.34 - $2,483  
Profit Sharing
$1,860  
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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$23,407 - $49,286  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 124
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.25 - $19.82  
   
Overtime
$17.84 - $34.12  
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
$201.34 - $2,483  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,860  
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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$23,407 - $49,286  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 158

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,387

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With a pay rate for Entry-Level Assistant Accountants that is 26 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Assistant Accountants will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+8 percent) and Denver (+8 percent). Entry-Level Assistant Accountants in Miami report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 27 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Workers in Los Angeles and Houston earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (9 percent less and 6 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Assistant Accountant

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
9%
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Skills That Affect Assistant Accountant Salaries

General Ledger Accounting
▲14%

Accounts Receivable
▲5%

Payroll Administration
▲4%

Bookkeeping
▲3%


Microsoft Excel
▼0%

National Average
$34,000

Quickbooks
▼8%

Tax Preparation
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
no benefits
None: 38%
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