Entry-Level Cost Accountant Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Cost Accountant earns an average salary of $48,078 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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$35,347 - $61,403
(Median)
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48K
54K
61K
MEDIAN: $48,077
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Entry-Level Cost Accountant Total Pay (?
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$13.44 - $23.89
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$35,347 - $61,403  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,095  
Profit Sharing
$20.66 - $3,452  
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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$34,073 - $62,298  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 968
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.44 - $23.89  
   
Overtime
$21.11 - $36.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,095  
   
Profit Sharing
$20.66 - $3,452  
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).
)
$34,073 - $62,298  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 968
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Houston
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$47,000
Grand Rapids
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Cost Accountant Salaries

SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
up arrow 13%
Financial Analysis
up arrow 11%
ERP
up arrow 7%
SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling (SAP FICO)
up arrow 7%
Cost Accounting
up arrow 3%
Financial Reporting
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Office
0%
National Average
$47,000
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%
Data Analysis
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Access
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: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 12%
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