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Staff Accountant Salary

The average pay for a Staff Accountant is $44,756 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.
$34,598 - $56,931
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MEDIAN: $44,755
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$12.98 - $24.77
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$34,598 - $56,931  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,885  
Profit Sharing
$483.64 - $4,803  
Commission
$0.00 - $8,170  
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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$32,551 - $57,883  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 15,367
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.98 - $24.77  
   
Overtime
$18.85 - $36.86  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,885  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $8,170  
Profit Sharing
$483.64 - $4,803  
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).
)
$32,551 - $57,883  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,265
United States (change)

Job Description for Staff Accountant

A staff accountant usually has a large amount of responsibility, as he or she is frequently the accountant for all of the departments of an office building. The staff accountant's role is vital to the finances of a business, as there can be far-reaching financial problems without a competent accountant.

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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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Staff Accountant Reviews

What is it like working as a Staff Accountant?
Staff Accountant in Hampton:
Pros: I love the tasks that needed to be done. I felt like I had a important role in the university and can also understand what it takes to start a business.
Cons: Working with a lot if people. Sometimes you can run into people that have their opinion on how things should get done and would feel annoyed if you didn't do it their way.
Staff Accountant in Pendleton:
"I Love The Challenges And Constant Learning Experiences."
Pros: I will never get "bored" with my job. It gives me ongoing learning experiences. My favorite part is working with clients and providing them a service they need and that can be helpful in helping their business grow successfully! This job provides many challenges which I enjoy.
Cons: You work a lot of hours that can take away time from family and friends.
Staff Accountant in Flower Mound:
"Being A Staff Accountant."
Pros: The ability to learn new things on a daily basis and receive training from the highly intelligent CPAs within the firm.
Cons: The stress level to meet deadlines can be a bit overwhelming and can leave little free time for a personal life.
Staff Accountant in St. Joseph:
"Provide A Very Valuable Service To Disabled People."
Pros: Love doing accounting and feel that my position is very helpful to disabled people in my community.
Cons: My first level manager who is a CPA and is a very smart person in her field doesn't posses any personable management skills and is very hard to work for. Gives conflicting instructions constantly, asks to have you do something one way this time and totally opposite the next time.

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Experience Affects Staff Accountant Salaries




National Average
$44,000


Skills That Affect Staff Accountant Salaries



Financial Reporting
up arrow 4%

Auditing
up arrow 4%

Tax Preparation
up arrow 2%

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$44,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Accounting
up arrow 1%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 2%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 2%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 2%

Quickbooks
up arrow 3%

Bookkeeping
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4737 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 17%