Associate Accountant Salary (United States)

An Associate Accountant earns an average salary of $43,978 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. A skill in Financial Reporting is associated with high pay for this job.
Associate Accountant Total Pay (?
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$32,935 - $56,717
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MEDIAN: $43,977
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Associate Accountant Total Pay (?
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$12.99 - $21.90
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$32,935 - $56,717  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,987  
Profit Sharing
$498.33 - $4,848  
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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$31,007 - $57,184  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 418
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.99 - $21.90  
   
Overtime
$17.87 - $32.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,987  
   
Profit Sharing
$498.33 - $4,848  
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).
)
$31,007 - $57,184  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 418
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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 Difference By Location
New York
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Boston
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Los Angeles
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San Antonio
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Dallas
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National Average
$43,000
Houston
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Minneapolis
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Experience Affects Associate Accountant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$43,000

Skills That Affect Associate Accountant Salaries

Financial Reporting
up arrow 21%
Accounting
up arrow 6%
Financial Analysis
up arrow 5%
National Average
$43,000
Tax Preparation
up arrow 1%
Accounts Payable
up arrow 3%
Accounts Receivable
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Gender
Female
56%
female alumni
 
Male
44%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 10%
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