A Project Accountant earns an average salary of $55,256 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 Budgeting is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
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$40,965 - $74,040
(Median)
$41K
$55K
$74K
MEDIAN: $55,256
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$17.69 - $29.66
(Median)
$18
$22
$30
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$40,965 - $74,040  
   
Bonus
$396.41 - $6,090  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,143  
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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$40,347 - $73,560  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 721
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$17.69 - $29.66  
   
Overtime
$23.90 - $45.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$396.41 - $6,090  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,143  
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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$40,347 - $73,560  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 220
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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

National Average: $54,119

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Experience Affects Project Accountant Salaries




National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Project Accountant Salaries

Budgeting
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Project Coordinating
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Financial Reporting
up arrow 4%

Budget Management
up arrow 3%

General Ledger Accounting
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Financial Analysis
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

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National Average
$54,000

Accounts Receivable
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Cost Accounting
up arrow 1%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 2%

Payroll Administration
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Accounting
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 171 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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