Chief Accountant Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Chief Accountant is $60,648 per year.
Chief Accountant Salary (?
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$44,809 - $99,484
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MEDIAN: $60,648
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$44,809 - $99,484  
   
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$0.00 - $15,152  
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$44,213 - $104,980  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 77
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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

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

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Experience Affects Chief Accountant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 13%
Late-Career
up arrow 12%
Mid-Career
0%
National Average
$63,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Chief Accountant Salaries

National Average
$63,000
Financial Reporting
up arrow 4%
Financial Analysis
up arrow 7%

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Gender

Female
73%
female alumni
 
Male
27%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 13%
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