Staff Accountant Salary

The average pay for a Staff Accountant is $45,272 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.

$35,147 - $57,856
(Median)
$35K
$45K
$58K
MEDIAN: $45,271
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$13.48 - $25.11
(Median)
$13
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$35,147 - $57,856  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,903  
Profit Sharing
$409.50 - $4,938  
Commission
$0.00 - $7,946  
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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$33,393 - $58,755  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15,068
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.48 - $25.11  
   
Overtime
$19.64 - $37.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,903  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $7,946  
Profit Sharing
$409.50 - $4,938  
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).
)
$33,393 - $58,755  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 4,159
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Staff Accountant

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Staff Accountant Reviews

What is it like working as a Staff Accountant?

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.

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.

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Experience Affects Staff Accountant Salaries




National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Staff Accountant Salaries


General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 4%

Financial Reporting
up arrow 3%

Auditing
up arrow 3%

ADP Payroll System
up arrow 3%

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

Tax Preparation
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
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 3538 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: 49% employee benefits None: 17%
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