AU$56,219
Avg. Salary
AU$27.17
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

AU$1,930

Bonus

AU$1,944

Profit Sharing

AU$3,250

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Accountant is AU$27.17 per hour.

The average pay for an Accountant is AU$56,219 per year.

10%
AU$19.79
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AU$27.17
50%
AU$42.30
90%
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MEDIAN AU$27.17
10%
AU$41k
10%
AU$56k
50%
AU$82k
90%
90%
MEDIAN AU$56,219
AU$41,225 - AU$81,639
AU$41K
AU$56K
AU$82K
MEDIAN: AU$56,219
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90%
AU$19.79 - AU$42.30
AU$20
AU$27
AU$42
MEDIAN: AU$27.17
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$83K
Salary AU$41,225 - AU$81,639
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$9,701
Profit Sharing AU$0.00 - AU$10,155
Commission AU$3,250
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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AU$41,348 - AU$83,320
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 21 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,960
Hourly Data AU$0AU$60
Hourly Rate AU$19.79 - AU$42.30
Hourly Tips AU$0.00
Overtime AU$0.00 - AU$60.61
Annual Data AU$0AU$83K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$9,701
Commission AU$3,250
Profit Sharing AU$0.00 - AU$10,155
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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AU$41,348 - AU$83,320
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 21 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 703

Job Description for Accountant

Accountants perform financial calculations for companies in a wide variety of fields. Some common duties include creating sales and cash flow reports, administering payroll, keeping balance sheets, carrying out billing activities, managing budgets and keeping inventory. The accountant may also be responsible for filing taxes for the company, as well as reviewing past reports to generate income forecasts.

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Pay by Experience Level for Accountant

Pay by Experience for an Accountant has a positive trend. An entry-level Accountant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$51,000 based on 3,234 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Accountant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$65,000 based on 1,389 salaries. An experienced Accountant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$76,000 based on 698 salaries. An Accountant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$80,000 based on 208 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$56,598

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Accountant Advice

Q: What is it like working as an Accountant?

Accountant in Sydney:
"Tenure and prospects of remuneration progression."
Work hard, be accurate, anticipate.

Accountant in Sydney:
"Stress Level."
Pros: Multi-task: multiple opportunities and big challenge but good for personal development.
Cons: Too much work, not fully appreciated.

Accountant in Perth:
"Graduate Accountant."
Pros: Training, Good Management and Staff, Flexibility to learn about other aspects of business.
Cons: Long Hours, Small Pay, Small Team, Bad office amenities.

Accountant in Melbourne:
"Prospect."
Aim high and go beyond. Start or be part of a firm. Never settle for mediocre. Be daring to try.

Accountant in Sydney:
"All Accountants Are Not Tax Accountants."
Tax is boring and with automation, will not be the sole focus of accounting firms. I recommend doing a double degree in IT or Business Administration along with an accounting degree. This will open up more opportunities as accounting moves into the new age, Cloud.

Accountant in Bendigo:
"Young And Vibrant Team Of Professionals."
Pros: People are good to work with, a range of different types and variety of work.
Cons: Expected to work very hard for little pay.

Accountant in Adelaide:
Pros: The good hours. The Pay. Friendly environment.
Cons: Stress.

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Key Stats for Accountant

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Accountant Salaries

▲42%

▲35%

▲15%

National Average
AU$57,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Accountant Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 5%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 94%