Associate Accountant Salary

An average Associate Accountant in the United States can expect to take home roughly $47K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Women Associate Accountants who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,809 - $60,093
$37K
$47K
$60K
MEDIAN: $46,839
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50%
90%

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$14.03 - $25.38
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$19
$25
MEDIAN: $19.49
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$36,809 - $60,093  
   
Bonus
$700 - $5,113  
Total Pay (?
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$34,248 - $59,107  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 222
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.03 - $25.38  
   
Overtime
$25.62 - $38.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$700 - $5,113  
   
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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$34,248 - $59,107  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 78

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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 who transition into a Senior Financial Analyst role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $76K per year. With an annual salary of $60K, Senior Accountant is the most common role for Associate Accountants to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Staff Accountant role — which usually pays $44K — is also typical for Associate Accountants, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Skills for Associate Accountant


Associate Accountants report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Financial Reporting, General Ledger Accounting, Tax Preparation, and Financial Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Accounting and Auditing. 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.


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $46K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience report earning less ($45K) on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Associate Accountants make a median salary of $49K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $51K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,466

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Associate Accountants will find that Albany offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 48 percent. Associate Accountants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+25 percent), New York (+25 percent), Boston (+20 percent), and Houston (+16 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Milwaukee, 1 percent below the national average.

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Key Stats for Associate Accountant

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Associate Accountant Salaries

▲10%

▲6%

National Average
$46,000

▼1%

▼3%

Skills That Affect Associate Accountant Salaries



Tax Preparation
▲2%

Financial Analysis
▲1%

Microsoft Excel
▼0%

Accounts Payable
▼0%

Accounts Receivable
▼0%

National Average
$46,000

Auditing
▼3%

Accounting
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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