Staff Accountant Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Staff Accountant is $44,518 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.
Staff Accountant Salary (?
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$34,405 - $56,585
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $44,517
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Staff Accountant Salary (?
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$12.87 - $24.57
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$34,405 - $56,585  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,870  
Profit Sharing
$476.71 - $4,365  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,067  
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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$32,294 - $57,512  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 15,640
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.87 - $24.57  
   
Overtime
$18.62 - $36.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,870  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,067  
Profit Sharing
$476.71 - $4,365  
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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$32,294 - $57,512  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,389
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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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$44,000
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Staff Accountant Reviews

What is it like working as a Staff Accountant?
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
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Tax Compliance
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Data Analysis
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Tax Preparation
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Accounting
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National Average
$44,000
Microsoft Word
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Accounts Payable
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Accounts Receivable
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Payroll Administration
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Quickbooks
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Bookkeeping
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
63%
female alumni
 
Male
37%
male alumni

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: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 17%
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