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General Accountant Salary (United States)

A General Accountant earns an average salary of $45,405 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Month-End Close, Financial Reporting, and Financial Analysis. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
General Accountant Salary (?
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$35,133 - $58,893
(Median)
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52K
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MEDIAN: $45,404
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General Accountant Salary (?
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$13.17 - $25.66
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$35,133 - $58,893  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,013  
Profit Sharing
$618 - $2,501  
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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$32,823 - $59,581  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 274
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.17 - $25.66  
   
Overtime
$8.10 - $37.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,013  
   
Profit Sharing
$618 - $2,501  
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).
)
$32,823 - $59,581  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 101
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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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Experience Affects General Accountant Salaries

National Average
$45,000

Skills That Affect General Accountant Salaries

Month-End Close
up arrow 22%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%
Accounting
up arrow 2%
General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 2%
Accounts Payable
0%
National Average
$45,000
Accounts Receivable
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Dynamics GP
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 94 votes.

Gender

Female
68%
female alumni
 
Male
32%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
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%