General Accountant Salary (United States)

A General Accountant earns an average salary of $45,493 per year. A skill in Financial Reporting is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
General Accountant Total Pay (?
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$35,231 - $58,570
(Median)
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45K
52K
59K
MEDIAN: $45,493
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General Accountant Total Pay (?
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$13.70 - $25.62
(Median)
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26
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$35,231 - $58,570  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,942  
Profit Sharing
$622 - $2,493  
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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$33,055 - $59,124  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 358
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.70 - $25.62  
   
Overtime
$8.06 - $37.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,942  
   
Profit Sharing
$622 - $2,493  
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).
)
$33,055 - $59,124  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 358
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Job Description for General Accountant

General accountants gather and analyze financial records and documentation for a variety of purposes, including writing financial reports, compiling profit statements, filling out tax returns, and making budgets. General accountants are typically either self-employed or work for accounting firms with which businesses contract.
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General Accountant Tasks
  • Reconcile balance sheets, accounts, and invoices.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and ad hoc reports with variance explanations.
  • Prepare and post entries to the general ledger and manage the monthly close process.
  • Prepare and implement audit schedules and process re-engineering to reduce financial errors.
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Pay by Experience Level for General Accountant

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

Pay Difference By Location

Houston
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$45,000
Chicago
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Experience Affects General Accountant Salaries

National Average
$45,000

Skills That Affect General Accountant Salaries

Microsoft Excel
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Accounting
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Accounts Payable
0%
National Average
$45,000
Microsoft Dynamics GP
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Accounts Receivable
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General Ledger Accounting
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Gender

Female
68%
female alumni
 
Male
32%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 13%
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