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 $65K annually and can range from $41K on the lower end to $93K per year near the higher end. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Although a majority have medical coverage and about one-half have dental coverage, one in three claim no health benefits at all. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Chief Accountants making up 50 percent of survey respondents. Women Chief Accountants who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$42,375 - $97,343
$42K
$65K
$97K
MEDIAN: $64,901
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$18.67 - $23.93
$22
MEDIAN: $21.53
50%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$42,375 - $97,343  
   
Bonus
$979 - $19,574  
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).
)
$40,829 - $93,371  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 50
© PayScale, Inc. @ www.payscale.com
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$21.53  
   
Overtime
$30.52  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$979 - $19,574  
   
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).
)
$40,829 - $93,371  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6
© PayScale, Inc. @ www.payscale.com

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Employers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

Chief Accountant Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Pay by Experience Level for Chief Accountant

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


Chief Accountants with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $46K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $61K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Chief Accountants see a median salary of $66K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $68K.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Chief Accountant

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
29%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Experience Affects Chief Accountant Salaries

▲6%

▲2%

National Average
$64,000

▼5%

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
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 33%
ADVERTISEMENT