Junior Accountant Salary (United States)

A Junior Accountant earns an average salary of $40,501 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.
Junior Accountant Total Pay (?
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$31,708 - $51,704
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $40,500
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Junior Accountant Total Pay (?
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$12.79 - $21.85
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$31,708 - $51,704  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,081  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $4,894  
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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$30,127 - $51,820  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 915
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.79 - $21.85  
   
Overtime
$17.34 - $32.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,081  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $4,894  
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).
)
$30,127 - $51,820  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 915
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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
  • Create and maintain payroll budgets, update vendor information, and confirm expense vouchers.
  • Match large batches of invoices and maintain the accuracy of employee timesheets.
  • Assist with or conduct fixed asset audits as necessary.
  • Maintain general ledger and oversee all day to day financial transactions.
  • Assess data to ensure that proper accounting practices have been following.

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Pay by Experience Level for Junior Accountant

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Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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Los Angeles
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Philadelphia
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Washington
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Sacramento
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National Average
$40,000
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Miami
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Dallas
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Boston
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Phoenix
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Experience Affects Junior Accountant Salaries

National Average
$40,000

Skills That Affect Junior Accountant Salaries

Auditing
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Tax Preparation
up arrow 4%
Financial Reporting
up arrow 2%
General Ledger Accounting
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Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%
Sales Tax Reports
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Accounts Receivable
0%
National Average
$40,000
Accounts Payable
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Bookkeeping
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Quickbooks
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Microsoft Office
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Payroll Administration
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Gender

Female
69%
female alumni
 
Male
31%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 15%
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