Entry-Level Cost Accountant Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Cost Accountant earns an average salary of $47,657 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Financial Analysis.
Entry-Level Cost Accountant Total Pay (?
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$35,068 - $61,033
(Median)
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48K
54K
61K
MEDIAN: $47,656
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Entry-Level Cost Accountant Total Pay (?
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$13.38 - $23.98
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$35,068 - $61,033  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,077  
Profit Sharing
$20.56 - $3,000  
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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$33,622 - $61,890  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,006
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.38 - $23.98  
   
Overtime
$21.09 - $36.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,077  
   
Profit Sharing
$20.56 - $3,000  
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).
)
$33,622 - $61,890  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,006
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Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
up arrow 21%
Detroit
up arrow 15%
Houston
up arrow 13%
National Average
$47,000
Chicago
up arrow 2%
Grand Rapids
up arrow 17%
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Cost Accountant Salaries

SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
up arrow 14%
Financial Analysis
up arrow 13%
ERP
up arrow 8%
SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling (SAP FICO)
up arrow 8%
Cost Accounting
up arrow 3%
Financial Reporting
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Excel
0%
Microsoft Office
0%
National Average
$47,000
Data Analysis
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Access
up arrow 2%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 3%

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Gender

Female
43%
female alumni
 
Male
57%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 12%
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