The average Entry-Level Assistant Accountant earns approximately $14.65 per hour. The majority of Entry-Level Assistant Accountants claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Entry-Level Assistant Accountants make up most of the survey respondents at 75 percent. While some workers in this profession — over a third — do not have any health coverage, a majority do receive medical benefits and just over two-fifths have dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$28,564 - $54,673
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MEDIAN: $40,329
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$9.83 - $19.70
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$28,564 - $54,673  
   
Bonus
$201.34 - $4,085  
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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$23,162 - $49,459  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 138
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.83 - $19.70  
   
Overtime
$17.59 - $34.05  
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 - $4,085  
   
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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$23,162 - $49,459  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 160

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,363

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Entry-Level Assistant Accountants will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 24 percent. Entry-Level Assistant Accountants will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+8 percent) and Denver (+2 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Miami Entry-Level Assistant Accountants earning much less — 26 percent less — than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Houston and Los Angeles (9 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Assistant Accountant

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
072
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
11%
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Skills That Affect Assistant Accountant Salaries

General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 15%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 5%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 5%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 2%

Bookkeeping
up arrow 1%

National Average
$34,000


Tax Preparation
up arrow 7%

Quickbooks
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 38%
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