Junior Accountant Salary

A Junior Accountant earns an average salary of $42,576 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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$33,977 - $55,328
$34K
$43K
$55K
MEDIAN: $43,150
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50%
90%

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$13.40 - $24.28
$13
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $17.98
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$0$55K
Salary $33,977 - $55,328
Bonus $0.00 - $4,154
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $6,183
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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$30,906 - $54,244
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 617
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $13.40 - $24.28
Hourly Tips $1.82
Overtime $21.07 - $36.46
Annual Data $0$54K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,154
Commission $2,300
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $6,183
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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$30,906 - $54,244
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 444

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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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Popular Skills for Junior Accountant

Pay by Experience Level for Junior Accountant

Pay by Experience for a Junior Accountant has a positive trend. An entry-level Junior Accountant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 824 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Junior Accountant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 154 salaries. An experienced Junior Accountant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 133 salaries. A Junior Accountant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 49 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,177

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Junior Accountant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Junior Accountant?

Junior Accountant in Dallas:
"Corporate culture."
Pros: I like the people. I like my bosses. I like the discounts I get.
Cons: There is nothing I really don't like.

Junior Accountant in Largo:
Pros: Corporate Culture. Education/Training.
Cons: Stress Level. Management.

Junior Accountant in Moon:
"GREAT WORK ENVIRONMENT."
Pros: I like the people I work with and the atmosphere of the office. Very laid back and as long as your work is done and done correctly in a timely fashion no one bothers you.
Cons: The pay.

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Key Stats for Junior Accountant

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 152 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Junior Accountant Salaries

▲18%

▲11%

▲9%

National Average
$41,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Junior Accountant Salaries

Accounting
▲16%




Auditing
▲2%



Sales Tax Reports
▼0%

Payroll Tax Compliance
▼0%

National Average
$41,000

Accounts Payable
▼1%


▼1%

Microsoft Office
▼1%


▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 152 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 23%
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