Systems Accountant Salary

Median pay for Systems Accountants in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $66K per year. Most Systems Accountants like their work and job satisfaction is high. Men make up a slight majority of Systems Accountants (52 percent) who responded to the survey. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$41,795 - $95,196

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$41,795 - $95,196  
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$40,929 - $101,745  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 73
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Job Description for Systems Accountant

  • Research the needs of a business to determine what accounting processes will best suit it.
  • Conduct reviews to identify risks to financial systems and implement appropriate controls.
  • Design accounting processes for complex situations and make existing systems more efficient.
  • Develop training materials to help employees use new systems.

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Pay by Experience Level for Systems Accountant

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

Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $56K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $74K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $83K in this role. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $80K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Systems Accountant Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.


48 %
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 8%