The average pay for a Staff Accountant is $47,906 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.

$37,474 - $60,584
$37K
$48K
$61K
MEDIAN: $47,906
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50%
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$14.46 - $25.75
$14
$20
$26
MEDIAN: $19.59
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$37,474 - $60,584  
   
Bonus
$97.68 - $5,140  
Profit Sharing
$101.19 - $4,823  
Commission
$-0.50 - $11,920  
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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$35,385 - $61,236  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9,731
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.46 - $25.75  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25  
Overtime
$20.93 - $38.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$97.68 - $5,140  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $11,920  
Profit Sharing
$101.19 - $4,823  
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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$35,385 - $61,236  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,874

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Staff Accountant

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,090

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Staff Accountant Reviews

Q: 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.

Staff Accountant in King of Prussia:
"Office conditions, work flexibility."
Pros: Autonomous, variety of tasks, in the know about financial health of company,
Cons: Deadlines, repetition of tasks.

Staff Accountant in Mahtomedi:
"Account Keeping."
Pros: I enjoy the responsibility and accuracy this position requires. Every day I have plenty to keep my busy. I accomplish important projects for the entire company. It's rewarding.
Cons: Some days are long to get timely projects or bills paid. Can be stressful.

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Key Stats for Staff Accountant

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1795 votes.
054
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Staff Accountant Salaries




National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect Staff Accountant Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1795 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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