An Entry-Level Cost Accountant earns an average salary of $50,144 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).

$39,086 - $67,131
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$50K
$67K
MEDIAN: $50,144
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$14.49 - $25.46
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$39,086 - $67,131  
   
Bonus
$292.99 - $4,993  
Profit Sharing
$587 - $7,717  
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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$37,077 - $67,990  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 505
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.49 - $25.46  
   
Overtime
$21.47 - $38.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$292.99 - $4,993  
   
Profit Sharing
$587 - $7,717  
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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$37,077 - $67,990  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 96

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National Average: $49,686

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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
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 71 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
17%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Cost Accountant Salaries

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

SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
up arrow 11%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 7%

General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 7%

ERP
up arrow 7%

Financial Reporting
up arrow 6%

Month-End Close
up arrow 4%

Budgeting
up arrow 3%

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%


National Average
$50,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 3%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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