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Project Accountant Salary (United States)

A Project Accountant earns an average salary of $51,526 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 Financial Reporting 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 Salary (?
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$39,051 - $68,003
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $51,526
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Project Accountant Salary (?
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$16.40 - $27.55
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$39,051 - $68,003  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,143  
Profit Sharing
$592 - $4,077  
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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$38,127 - $68,677  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 700
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$16.40 - $27.55  
   
Overtime
$23.94 - $40.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,143  
   
Profit Sharing
$592 - $4,077  
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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$38,127 - $68,677  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 227
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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 by Experience Level for Project Accountant

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

Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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San Jose
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San Diego
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Boston
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National Average
$51,000
Washington
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Louisville
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Orlando
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Baltimore
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Experience Affects Project Accountant Salaries

National Average
$51,000

Skills That Affect Project Accountant Salaries

National Average
$51,000
Microsoft Excel
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Billing
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Accounts Receivable
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Accounts Payable
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Accounting
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Payroll Administration
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
76%
female alumni
 
Male
24%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 11%