Cost Accountant with General Ledger Accounting Skills Salary

The average salary for a Cost Accountant with General Ledger Accounting skills is $56,673 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$41,112 - $75,060
$41K
$57K
$75K
MEDIAN: $57,100
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50%
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$14.90 - $25.40
$15
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$41,112 - $75,060  
   
Bonus
$100.67 - $7,405  
Profit Sharing
$990 - $7,891  
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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$39,418 - $76,292  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 166
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.90 - $25.40  
   
Overtime
$20.13 - $37.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$100.67 - $7,405  
   
Profit Sharing
$990 - $7,891  
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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$39,418 - $76,292  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16

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Pay by Experience Level for Cost Accountant

Pay by Experience for a Cost Accountant has a positive trend. An entry-level Cost Accountant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 99 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Cost Accountant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 43 salaries. An experienced Cost Accountant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 45 salaries. A Cost Accountant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 13 salaries.

Key Stats for Cost Accountant

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Cost Accountant Salaries

Experienced
▲16%

Mid-Career
▲11%

Late-Career
▲6%

National Average
$57,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 10%
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