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Financial Accountant Salary

The average salary for a Financial Accountant is $51,225 per year. A skill in General Ledger Accounting is associated with high pay for this job. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
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$38,347 - $70,020
(Median)
$38K
$51K
$70K
MEDIAN: $51,225
10%
50%
90%

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$12.25 - $28.23
(Median)
$12
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
90%

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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$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$38,347 - $70,020  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,704  
Profit Sharing
$0.44 - $11,920  
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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$35,176 - $71,927  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 729
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$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.25 - $28.23  
   
Overtime
$18.95 - $37.12  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,704  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.44 - $11,920  
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).
)
$35,176 - $71,927  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 168

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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 by Experience Level for Financial Accountant

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Experience Affects Financial Accountant Salaries




National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Financial Accountant Salaries

General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 14%

Accounting
up arrow 7%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 2%

Budget Management
up arrow 2%

Financial Reporting
0%

National Average
$51,000

Month-End Close
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Data Analysis
up arrow 3%

Financial Applications
up arrow 3%




Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 212 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 15%
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