Staff Accountant Salary

The average pay for a Staff Accountant is $45,838 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$35,634 - $58,807
(Median)
$36K
$46K
$59K
MEDIAN: $45,837
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90%

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$13.81 - $25.26
(Median)
$14
$19
$25
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$35,634 - $58,807  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,956  
Profit Sharing
$299.11 - $4,890  
Commission
$0.00 - $11,836  
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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$34,066 - $59,466  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15,550
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.81 - $25.26  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$19.95 - $37.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,956  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $11,836  
Profit Sharing
$299.11 - $4,890  
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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$34,066 - $59,466  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 4,274
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Job Description for Staff Accountant

Staff accountants are responsible for a range of financial duties and practices, and computer skills are essential in this position to use advanced budgeting and auditing software programs, as well as type quickly and run various company reports. They are also responsible for maintaining a balanced budget and ensuring that all financial statements are prepared and audited carefully.

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Staff Accountant Tasks

  • Maintain records of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization.
  • Maintain general ledger as needed.
  • Analyze financial data in order to prepare financial reports.
  • Generate and interpret financial records and statements for management.

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Pay by Experience Level for Staff Accountant

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,402

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Staff Accountant Reviews

What is it like working as a Staff Accountant?

Staff Accountant in Memphis:
"New job loving it."
Pros: This is much more flexible than my previous position with less duties but more sense of accomplishment.
Cons: None yet.

Staff Accountant in Folsom:
"The Office Life."
Pros: The best part about where I work are the people I work with/for. Everyone is very nice and easy to work with.
Cons: Certain decisions that have been made I do not agree with.

Staff Accountant in Hicksville:
"Settlement accounting."
Pros: Understanding the ins and outs of credit card processing industry from a merchant to the processor stand point. Processing the daily balancing of credit card associations.
Cons: The stress level, not enough perks.

Staff Accountant in St Helena:
"I'm a labor accountant."
Pros: I enjoy analyzing variances and explaining them. I enjoy working on budgets and doing reconciliations.
Cons: I am underpaid for my time at my job. I feel as I am not appreciated.

Staff Accountant in Tyler:
"Accounting department manager and business analyst."
Pros: Strategic planning, professional development, and process ownership.
Cons: Routine work, intense closing periods, and intersubsidiary conflict.

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Experience Affects Staff Accountant Salaries




National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Staff Accountant Salaries

Financial Analysis
up arrow 4%

General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 3%

Auditing
up arrow 3%

Financial Reporting
up arrow 2%

ADP Payroll System
up arrow 2%

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Tax Preparation
0%

National Average
$45,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 3%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 3%

Quickbooks
up arrow 3%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 3%

Bookkeeping
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3139 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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