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Finance Assistant Salary

Earnings for Finance Assistants in the United States come in at around $15.62 per hour on average. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women account for the majority of Finance Assistants who took the survey — 86 percent to be exact. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — nearly one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$28,458 - $52,384
(Median)
$28K
$38K
$52K
MEDIAN: $38,400
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$11.67 - $21.67
(Median)
$12
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$28,458 - $52,384  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,847  
Profit Sharing
$974 - $5,896  
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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$25,321 - $50,415  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 270
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.67 - $21.67  
   
Overtime
$16.75 - $33.87  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,847  
   
Profit Sharing
$974 - $5,896  
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).
)
$25,321 - $50,415  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 302

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Job Description for Finance Assistant

  • Detect and fix errors with tracking, auditing, data entry, and calculations.
  • Calculate and analyze financial data to meet short and long-term requests.
  • Record daily entries and reconcile account balances.
  • Record and perform payroll bookkeeping, cost classification, billing, and/or reporting.

Common Career Paths for Finance Assistant


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Finance Assistants might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Finance Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $83K per year. Accountants or Staff Accountants are common next-step roles for Finance Assistants moving up in their careers; annual pay for Accountants is $8K higher on average, and it's $8K higher for Staff Accountants.

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Popular Skills for Finance Assistant


Finance Assistants report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Financial Analysis, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Accounts Payable are correlated to pay that is above average. Those proficient in Accounts Payable are, more often than not, also skilled in Accounts Receivable and Microsoft Office. Skill sets containing Microsoft Excel also tend to include Microsoft Office and Accounts Receivable.

Pay by Experience Level for Finance Assistant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $35K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $37K. For Finance Assistants, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $39K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $37K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Finance Assistants, Chicago offers exceptional salaries, 23 percent above the national average. Finance Assistants will also find cushy salaries in New York (+14 percent) and Houston (+12 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Miami, 8 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Finance Assistant Salaries




National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect Finance Assistant Salaries


Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Accounts Payable
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Quickbooks
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Accounts Receivable
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Payroll Administration
0%

National Average
$36,000

General Ledger Accounting
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 155 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 24%