Staff Accountants with Auditing skills can expect wages of $49K per year on average. Total cash compensation to Staff Accountants with Auditing skills approaches anywhere from $37K on the lower end to $61K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $5K from bonuses and upwards of $5K from profit sharing. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geographic location, followed by the company and years of experience. Most Staff Accountants with Auditing skills report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. Women make up a slight majority of Staff Accountants with Auditing skills (55 percent) survey respondents. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,172 - $60,246
(Median)
$39K
$49K
$60K
MEDIAN: $48,655
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$14.79 - $26.55
(Median)
$15
$20
$27
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$39,172 - $60,246  
   
Bonus
$99.10 - $5,078  
Profit Sharing
$61.83 - $4,770  
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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$37,059 - $61,266  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,274
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.79 - $26.55  
   
Overtime
$20.95 - $40.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$99.10 - $5,078  
   
Profit Sharing
$61.83 - $4,770  
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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$37,059 - $61,266  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 278
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EY (Ernst & Young), Myers and Stauffer, PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, LLP, and Moss Adams LLP are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Staff Accountants with Auditing skills. Moss Adams LLP leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $56K.

Pay by Experience Level for Staff Accountant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $48K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $49K. Staff Accountants with Auditing skills with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $51K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

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Experience Affects Staff Accountant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$48,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 258 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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