Staff Accountant Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Staff Accountant is $44,368 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 Total Pay (?
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$34,316 - $56,301
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $44,367
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Staff Accountant Total Pay (?
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$12.80 - $24.52
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$34,316 - $56,301  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,883  
Profit Sharing
$403.59 - $4,149  
Commission
$0.00 - $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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$32,133 - $57,244  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 21,071
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.80 - $24.52  
   
Overtime
$18.70 - $36.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,883  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $11,920  
Profit Sharing
$403.59 - $4,149  
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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$32,133 - $57,244  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 21,071
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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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Staff Accountant Reviews

What is it like working as a Staff Accountant?
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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National Average
$44,000
Accounting
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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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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 5904 votes.
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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