Chief Accountant Salary

With more than two-thirds of Chief Accountants in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Chief Accountants is $66K per year and can range from $39K on the lower end to $109K per year near the higher end. Men working as Chief Accountants who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 59 percent. While just under a fourth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and close to one-half have dental, as well. For the most part, Chief Accountants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$40,549 - $117,446
$41K
$66K
$120K
MEDIAN: $65,725
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50%
90%

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$18.67 - $23.93
$22
MEDIAN: $21.53
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$0$117K
Salary $40,549 - $117,446
Bonus $4,000
Total Pay (?
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$39,411 - $108,724
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 42
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $21.53
Overtime $30.52
Annual Data $0$108K
Bonus $4,000
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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$39,411 - $108,724
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6

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Job Description for Chief Accountant

Chief accountants typically handle the financial transactions for their company. They are often employed at government agencies, hospitals' billing departments, banks, retail chains, and a number of other establishments. Their day-to-day work typically includes handling tax-related duties, overseeing the business' payroll, collecting and paying bills, handling discrepancies, and maintaining a budget. They may also oversee the work of other accountants as well, checking subordinates' work, providing feedback, and answering questions; they may also play a role in the hiring process and have a say in the accountants hired for their business as well.

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Pay by Experience Level for Chief Accountant

Pay by Experience for a Chief Accountant has a positive trend. An entry-level Chief Accountant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 8 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Chief Accountant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Chief Accountant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 29 salaries. A Chief Accountant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 16 salaries.

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Key Stats for Chief Accountant

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
38%
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Experience Affects Chief Accountant Salaries

▲6%

▲3%

National Average
$64,000

▼4%

Entry-Level
▼28%

Skills That Affect Chief Accountant Salaries


National Average
$64,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
no benefits
None: 23%
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