Entry-Level Cost Accountant Salary

An Entry-Level Cost Accountant earns an average salary of $50,378 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling (SAP FICO) and SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).

$39,682 - $67,869
$40K
$51K
$68K
MEDIAN: $50,707
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50%
90%

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$14.59 - $26.30
$15
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $19.47
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$0$68K
Salary $39,682 - $67,869
Bonus $255.32 - $5,021
Profit Sharing $98.63 - $4,637
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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$37,939 - $68,150
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 502
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $14.59 - $26.30
Overtime $22.05 - $38.93
Annual Data $0$68K
Bonus $255.32 - $5,021
Profit Sharing $98.63 - $4,637
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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$37,939 - $68,150
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 107

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Cost Accountant Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,506

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Cost Accountant Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Cost Accountant in Lexington:
"Underpaid and underutilized."
My employer seems to not understand the role of a professional accountant. Duties assigned are that of a bookkeeper or accounting associate, not those of a degreed accountant or better. Professional advice is not taken seriously. The COO really needs to learn how to better delegate and let his managers do their jobs as they are specifically trained to do the work. He is overly involved in work he is not qualified to perform. Make sure you work for a professional company who understands what accountants really do for a living.

Key Stats for Cost Accountant

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 89 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
18%
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Skills That Affect Cost Accountant Salaries

SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling (SAP FICO)
▲12%

SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
▲9%

ERP
▲6%

Financial Analysis
▲5%

General Ledger Accounting
▲5%

Financial Reporting
▲4%

Month-End Close
▲2%


Data Analysis
▼0%

National Average
$51,000

Budgeting
▼1%

Microsoft Office
▼2%


Windows Operating System General Use
▼3%

Accounts Payable
▼4%

Microsoft Word
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 89 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 11%
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