A Junior Accountant earns an average salary of $42,568 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. A skill in Accounting is associated with high pay for this job.
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$34,220 - $55,430
$34K
$43K
$55K
MEDIAN: $42,568
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$13.04 - $22.75
$13
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MEDIAN: $17.69
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$34,220 - $55,430  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,866  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $9,696  
Commission
$2,300  
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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$30,669 - $54,275  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 691
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.04 - $22.75  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.82  
Overtime
$20.74 - $34.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,866  
   
Commission
$2,300  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $9,696  
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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$30,669 - $54,275  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 429

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Job Description for Junior Accountant

Junior accountants provide a vital service to various companies by accurately recording corporate finances. Typical daily job duties include reconciling company bank accounts, balancing financial records and preparing monthly reports. They generally work with a team of other accountants and report to a senior accountant. The level of confidentiality and discretion required of junior accountants is great because they work with private company information and are given access to secure accounts.

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Junior Accountant Tasks

  • Maintain general ledger and oversee all day to day financial transactions.
  • Assess data to ensure that proper accounting practices have been following.
  • Assist with or conduct fixed asset audits as necessary.
  • Create and maintain payroll budgets, update vendor information, and confirm expense vouchers.
  • Match large batches of invoices and maintain the accuracy of employee timesheets.

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Pay by Experience Level for Junior Accountant

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,928

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Key Stats for Junior Accountant

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 126 votes.
059
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Junior Accountant Salaries




National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Junior Accountant Salaries

Accounting
up arrow 13%





Auditing
up arrow 2%

Accounts Payable
0%

Accounts Receivable
0%

Bookkeeping
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

Quickbooks
0%

Tax Preparation
0%

Sales Tax Reports
0%

Payroll Tax Compliance
0%

National Average
$41,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 126 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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