Property Accountant Salary

Average Property Accountants in the United States make around $51K annually. Total cash earnings of Property Accountants range from $39K on the low end to $67K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $7K and $5K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Property Accountants report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Property Accountants make up most of the survey respondents at 73 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,971 - $66,017
$40K
$51K
$66K
MEDIAN: $50,994
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$16.64 - $28.00
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$28
MEDIAN: $20.44
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$39,971 - $66,017  
   
Bonus
$477.68 - $6,649  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,966  
Commission
$2,500  
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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$38,965 - $67,448  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 454
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$16.64 - $28.00  
   
Overtime
$25.77 - $41.74  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$477.68 - $6,649  
   
Commission
$2,500  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $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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$38,965 - $67,448  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 75

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Job Description for Property Accountant

Property accountants are in charge of handling property accounting tasks for their company. They are responsible for completing sound financial analysis and balance sheet account reconciliation. In addition, they prepare regular reports (usually monthly) based on organizational objectives.

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Property Accountant Tasks

  • Prepare and post entries to the general ledger and manage the monthly close process.
  • Prepare and implement audit schedules and process re-engineering to reduce financial errors.
  • Reconcile balance sheets, accounts, and invoices.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and ad hoc reports with variance explanations.

Common Career Paths for Property Accountant


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Property Accountants' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Financial Controller. The average Financial Controller brings home $77K per year. Property Accountants typically move into roles as Senior Accountants or Senior Property Management Accountants, and those positions pay $9K more and $14K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Property Accountant


Property Accountants report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Accounting, Financial Analysis, Budgeting, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 14 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Accounts Receivable. Most people skilled in Accounts Payable are similarly competent in Financial Reporting.

Pay by Experience Level for Property Accountant

Pay by Experience for a Property Accountant has a positive trend. An entry-level Property Accountant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 356 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Property Accountant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 131 salaries. An experienced Property Accountant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 106 salaries. A Property Accountant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 31 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

32%

20%

18%

13%

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12%

-3%

-3%

-17%

National Average: $50,983

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Property Accountants, 32 percent above the national average. Property Accountants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Austin (+20 percent), Chicago (+18 percent), Boston (+13 percent), and Atlanta (+13 percent). Virginia Beach is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 18 percent. Workers in Orlando and Los Angeles earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (17 percent less and 5 percent less, respectively).

Property Accountant Reviews

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

Property Accountant in Boston:
"Very difficult to Learn and Grow."
Pros: My company is wiling to give me more work to don't the don't promote or give me more money.
Cons: No one is teaching me anything. Everything I do is learning by mistake. I'm performing tasks outside my job description.

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Key Stats for Property Accountant

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 83 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Property Accountant Salaries

▲12%

▲7%

▲5%

National Average
$51,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Property Accountant Salaries

Accounting
▲14%


▲5%




Financial Reporting
▼0%

National Average
$51,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 83 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 12%