A Project Accountant earns an average salary of $50,779 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. A skill in Budget Management is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Project Accountant Total Pay (?
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$39,069 - $66,462
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MEDIAN: $50,779
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Project Accountant Total Pay (?
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$15.95 - $27.33
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$39,069 - $66,462  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,177  
Profit Sharing
$505 - $4,966  
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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$37,987 - $67,728  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 898
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.95 - $27.33  
   
Overtime
$22.38 - $40.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,177  
   
Profit Sharing
$505 - $4,966  
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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$37,987 - $67,728  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 898
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Job Description for Project Accountant
A project accountant is responsible for managing all the financial information related to a project or projects at their company. They keep track of each project's expenses and provides regular reports on whether the project is over or under budget. Individuals in this position may also be responsible for drawing up proposals for possible projects and informing managers how much a project could potentially cost and/or earn.
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Project Accountant Tasks
  • Analyze and report on financial project administration; profitability, utilization, budgets, and accruals.
  • Ensure compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Generate and interpret financial records and statements for management.
  • Collaborate with project management team.
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Pay Difference By Location
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Experience Affects Project Accountant Salaries

National Average
$50,000

Skills That Affect Project Accountant Salaries

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National Average
$50,000
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Gender
Female
75%
female alumni
 
Male
25%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 12%
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