Project Accountant Salary

A Project Accountant earns an average salary of $53,659 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. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Budgeting, Project Management, and Project Coordinating. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
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$40,441 - $71,750
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$40K
$54K
$72K
MEDIAN: $53,659
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$17.49 - $28.73
(Median)
$17
$22
$29
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$40,441 - $71,750  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,149  
Profit Sharing
$508 - $5,051  
Total Pay (?
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$39,775 - $72,016  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 991
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$17.49 - $28.73  
   
Overtime
$24.66 - $43.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,149  
   
Profit Sharing
$508 - $5,051  
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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$39,775 - $72,016  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 291
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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: $53,001

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Experience Affects Project Accountant Salaries




National Average
$53,000


Skills That Affect Project Accountant Salaries

Budgeting
up arrow 16%

Project Management
up arrow 12%

Project Coordinating
up arrow 11%




Cost Accounting
up arrow 4%

National Average
$53,000

Billing
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 1%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 2%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 3%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 4%

Accounting
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 247 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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