An Entry-Level Cost Accountant earns an average salary of $50,120 per year. A skill in SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling (SAP FICO) is associated with high pay for this job.

$38,938 - $67,905
(Median)
$39K
$50K
$68K
MEDIAN: $50,119
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$14.28 - $25.77
(Median)
$14
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$38,938 - $67,905  
   
Bonus
$101.74 - $5,000  
Profit Sharing
$594 - $7,684  
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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$36,518 - $68,223  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 489
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.28 - $25.77  
   
Overtime
$20.00 - $39.19  
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.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$101.74 - $5,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$594 - $7,684  
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).
)
$36,518 - $68,223  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 99
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,547

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Cost Accountant Advice

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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.

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Skills That Affect Cost Accountant Salaries

SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling (SAP FICO)
up arrow 13%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 7%

ERP
up arrow 7%

General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 7%

Financial Reporting
up arrow 5%

Data Analysis
up arrow 3%

Month-End Close
up arrow 2%

Cost Accounting
up arrow 1%

Budgeting
up arrow 1%

National Average
$50,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 7%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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