Project Accountant Salary

A Project Accountant earns an average salary of $55,502 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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$41,297 - $74,832
$41K
$56K
$75K
MEDIAN: $55,502
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$17.58 - $29.68
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MEDIAN: $21.90
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$41,297 - $74,832  
   
Bonus
$301.00 - $6,121  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,039  
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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$40,240 - $74,123  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 673
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$17.58 - $29.68  
   
Overtime
$24.71 - $45.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$301.00 - $6,121  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,039  
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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$40,240 - $74,123  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 222

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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

Pay by Experience for a Project Accountant has a positive trend. An entry-level Project Accountant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 440 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Project Accountant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 280 salaries. An experienced Project Accountant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 264 salaries. A Project Accountant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 103 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,168

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Project Accountant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Project Accountant?

Project Accountant in Fairfax:
"Project Accountant Experience."
Pros: The family-like environment, flexible schedule, opportunities for training and advancement.
Cons: Uncooperative property managers and site employees.

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Key Stats for Project Accountant

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 170 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Project Accountant Salaries

▲15%

▲10%

▲8%

National Average
$54,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Project Accountant Salaries

Budgeting
▲14%






Billing
▼0%

Cost Accounting
▼0%

Microsoft Excel
▼0%

Project Coordinating
▼0%

National Average
$54,000




Accounting
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 170 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 11%