Associate Accountant Salary (United States)

An Associate Accountant earns an average salary of $44,607 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Auditing and Financial Reporting.
Associate Accountant Salary (?
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$34,035 - $57,145
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MEDIAN: $44,606
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Associate Accountant Salary (?
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$13.14 - $22.59
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$34,035 - $57,145  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,938  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $4,894  
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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$31,274 - $57,515  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 299
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.14 - $22.59  
   
Overtime
$17.73 - $34.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,938  
   
Profit Sharing
$511 - $4,894  
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).
)
$31,274 - $57,515  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 108
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Job Description for Associate Accountant

An associate accountant is primarily responsible for managing the accounts payable processes of the company, including payments on vendor invoices, audits and requests for funds from other departments of the company, and recordkeeping pertaining to accounts; these records can include reconciliation of accounts, journal entries, receipts, and lockbox logs. Additionally, associate accountants review reports from other employees to ensure that they are accurate and complete. Associate accountants generally work full time in an office environment and are not required to travel. Associate accountants often report directly to a general accountant, and they may be required to perform additional tasks as requested by the general accountant or other managers.
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Associate 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 Associate Accountant

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Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Boston
up arrow 15%
Los Angeles
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San Antonio
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National Average
$44,000
Houston
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Minneapolis
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Experience Affects Associate Accountant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 5%
National Average
$44,000

Skills That Affect Associate Accountant Salaries

Auditing
up arrow 27%
Financial Reporting
up arrow 19%
Financial Analysis
up arrow 8%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%
Accounting
up arrow 4%
National Average
$44,000
Tax Preparation
up arrow 1%
Accounts Payable
up arrow 4%
Accounts Receivable
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Gender

Female
53%
female alumni
 
Male
47%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 8%
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