Systems Accountants in the United States can expect wages of $70K annually on average. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$40,638 - $104,880
(Median)
$41K
$70K
$100K
MEDIAN: $70,224
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$40,638 - $104,880  
   
Bonus
$309.13 - $11,635  
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$41,218 - $108,488  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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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.


For many Systems Accountants, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $53K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $71K. Systems Accountants see a median salary of $89K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $103K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Systems Accountant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$71,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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