A Junior Accountant earns an average salary of $42,132 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
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$34,118 - $54,913
(Median)
$34K
$42K
$55K
MEDIAN: $42,132
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$12.97 - $22.60
(Median)
$13
$18
$23
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$34,118 - $54,913  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,883  
Profit Sharing
$41.43 - $9,787  
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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$30,588 - $53,805  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 716
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.97 - $22.60  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.82  
Overtime
$20.36 - $34.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,883  
   
Commission
$2,300  
Profit Sharing
$41.43 - $9,787  
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).
)
$30,588 - $53,805  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 419
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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

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,758

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Experience Affects Junior Accountant Salaries




National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Junior Accountant Salaries



Payroll Administration
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Auditing
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General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 2%

Tax Preparation
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Accounting
up arrow 2%

Quickbooks
up arrow 1%

Sales Tax Reports
up arrow 1%

Payroll Tax Compliance
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Accounts Payable
0%

Accounts Receivable
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$41,000

Microsoft Excel
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Bookkeeping
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 132 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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