A General Ledger Accountant earns an average salary of $47,747 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.
General Ledger Accountant Total Pay (?
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$35,469 - $65,169
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48K
56K
65K
MEDIAN: $47,746
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General Ledger Accountant Total Pay (?
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$13.89 - $25.06
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25
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$35,469 - $65,169  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,046  
Profit Sharing
$246.58 - $5,022  
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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$33,779 - $65,083  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 468
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.89 - $25.06  
   
Overtime
$18.87 - $37.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,046  
   
Profit Sharing
$246.58 - $5,022  
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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$33,779 - $65,083  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 468
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Job Description for General Ledger Accountant
Companies keep accounting records - comprising a general ledger - for a variety of reasons, from planning future sales and marketing projects to reporting necessary financial information to regulatory agencies and shareholders. The general ledger accountant is responsible for making sure that the general ledger is a complete and accurate record of the company's financial transactions. Depending on the size of their organization, the general ledger accountant may be an accounting team member specializing in specific aspects of the accounting process; they may also oversee the entire process, supervising subordinate accountants and the acting as the final arbiter of the ledger. These accountants generally works in an office environment during regular business hours, although overtime may be required as deadlines approach.
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General Ledger 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 Ledger Accountant
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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$46,000
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Experience Affects General Ledger Accountant Salaries

National Average
$46,000

Skills That Affect General Ledger Accountant Salaries

Accounting
up arrow 9%
Accounts Payable
up arrow 6%
General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 4%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%
National Average
$46,000
Fixed Asset Accounting
up arrow 1%
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Gender
Female
74%
female alumni
 
Male
26%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
16%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 11%
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