Financial Accountant Salary (United States)

A Financial Accountant earns an average salary of $50,142 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Financial Accountant Total Pay (?
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$37,079 - $68,916
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $50,141
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Financial Accountant Total Pay (?
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$11.89 - $27.72
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$37,079 - $68,916  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,286  
Profit Sharing
$600 - $12,000  
Commission
$50.00 - $1,800  
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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$34,365 - $71,455  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,042
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.89 - $27.72  
   
Overtime
$18.43 - $36.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,286  
   
Commission
$50.00 - $1,800  
Profit Sharing
$600 - $12,000  
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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$34,365 - $71,455  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,042
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Job Description for Financial Accountant

Financial accountability is pivotal to maintaining a healthy business, and financial accountants conduct a number of functions to ensure this is possible. They manage payroll, taxes, income, spending, and educating their employer on financial information. Work days for financial accountants can be a bit longer than a standard 9-to-5 job, because of strict deadlines on all projects that financial accountants are given. Generally, financial accountants do not need to work directly with employees; if they discover discrepancies with posted reports, they inform management.
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Financial Accountant Tasks
  • Utilize accounting principles to ensure compliance with regulatory reporting requirements.
  • Summarize and prepare financial records and statements for external reporting.
  • Maintain records of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization.

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Pay Difference By Location

San Jose
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New York
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Boston
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Chicago
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Dallas
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Houston
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Portland
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St. Louis
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Atlanta
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Minneapolis
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Tulsa
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Seattle
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National Average
$50,000
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Experience Affects Financial Accountant Salaries

National Average
$50,000

Skills That Affect Financial Accountant Salaries

Budget Management
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Financial Analysis
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General Ledger Accounting
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Financial Reporting
0%
National Average
$50,000
Microsoft Excel
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Month-End Close
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Data Analysis
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Financial Applications
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Microsoft Office
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Gender

Female
68%
female alumni
 
Male
32%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 17%
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