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Associate Accountant Salary

Associate Accountants in the United States can expect to earn an average of $45K per year. Total cash compensation to Associate Accountants varies from $33K to $58K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $5K each. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Women Associate Accountants who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$35,072 - $57,482
(Median)
$35K
$45K
$57K
MEDIAN: $45,165
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90%

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$13.51 - $23.45
(Median)
$14
$18
$23
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$35,072 - $57,482  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,917  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $4,966  
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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$32,850 - $58,204  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 307
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.51 - $23.45  
   
Overtime
$19.50 - $35.19  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,917  
   
Profit Sharing
$503 - $4,966  
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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$32,850 - $58,204  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 104

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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.

Common Career Paths for Associate Accountant


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For Associate Accountants, progressing to a Senior Financial Analyst role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Senior Financial Analyst can earn $74K annually. It is not uncommon for an Associate Accountant to continue on to become a Senior Accountant or a Staff Accountant.

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Popular Skills for Associate Accountant


Associate Accountants report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Auditing, Financial Reporting, and Accounting are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent, 17 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Accounts Payable. Most people who know Accounts Payable also know Accounts Receivable.

Pay by Experience Level for Associate Accountant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Associate Accountants — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $44K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $44K. Associate Accountants with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $47K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

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Experience Affects Associate Accountant Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 6%



National Average
$44,000

Skills That Affect Associate Accountant Salaries

Auditing
up arrow 22%

Financial Reporting
up arrow 17%

Accounting
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 2%

General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 1%

Tax Preparation
0%

National Average
$44,000

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 3%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 9%
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