Associate Accountant Salary

Pay for Associate Accountants in the United States sits in the ballpark of $47K per year. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women Associate Accountants who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Though the majority of Associate Accountants do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,675 - $61,160
$38K
$47K
$61K
MEDIAN: $47,265
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$14.12 - $25.14
$14
$19
$25
MEDIAN: $19.47
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$37,675 - $61,160  
   
Bonus
$776 - $5,085  
Total Pay (?
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$34,916 - $60,021  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 216
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.12 - $25.14  
   
Overtime
$25.85 - $38.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$776 - $5,085  
   
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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$34,916 - $60,021  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 70

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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

  • Analyze financial data in order to prepare financial reports.
  • Generate and interpret financial records and statements for management.
  • Maintain records of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization.
  • Maintain general ledger as needed.

Common Career Paths for Associate Accountant


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Associate Accountants' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Senior Financial Analyst. The average Senior Financial Analyst brings home $76K per year. Becoming a Senior Accountant is, more often than not, the most common role that Associate Accountants move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $60K. Another frequent advance is for Associate Accountants to assume a Staff Accountant role; in this role, workers often earn $44K.

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Popular Skills for Associate Accountant


Survey results suggest that Associate Accountants use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in General Ledger Accounting, Financial Reporting, Tax Preparation, and Accounts Payable are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Accounting and Auditing. Most people familiar with Accounts Payable also know Accounts Receivable.

Pay by Experience Level for Associate Accountant

Pay by Experience for an Associate Accountant has a positive trend. An entry-level Associate Accountant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 214 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Associate Accountant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 47 salaries. An experienced Associate Accountant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 36 salaries. An Associate Accountant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 14 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,912

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With a pay rate for Associate Accountants that is 47 percent greater than the national average, Albany offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Associate Accountants will also find cushy salaries in New York (+25 percent), Los Angeles (+24 percent), Boston (+19 percent), and Austin (+12 percent). Trailing the national average by 2 percent, Milwaukee is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Key Stats for Associate Accountant

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Associate Accountant Salaries

▲17%

▲5%

National Average
$47,000

▼1%

▼2%

Skills That Affect Associate Accountant Salaries



Tax Preparation
▲1%

Microsoft Excel
▼0%

Accounts Payable
▼0%


Financial Analysis
▼0%

National Average
$47,000

Auditing
▼3%

Accounting
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 14%
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