Average Early-Career Accountant Salary in Australia

AU$53,709
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
AU$1,452
Bonus
AU$3,000
Commission
AU$1,464
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Early-Career Accountant in Australia is AU$53,709.
10%
A$41k
MEDIAN
A$54k
90%
A$71k
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Salary
AU$41k - AU$71k
Bonus
AU$497 - AU$6k
Profit Sharing
AU$102 - AU$10k
Commission
AU$0 - AU$3k
Total Pay
AU$41k - AU$72k

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Job Description for Accountant

Popular Employer Salaries for Accountant

The top respondents for the job title Accountant are from the companies Crowe Horwath LLP, EY (Ernst & Young) and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Reported salaries are highest at Kpmg Consulting where the average pay is AU$60,984. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include William Buck and Abc Corp., earning around AU$59,000 and AU$56,506, respectively. Crowe Horwath LLP pays the lowest at around AU$46,753. Pitcher Partners and PricewaterhouseCoopers also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying AU$50,750 and AU$52,114, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Accountant

Skills in Financial Reporting and General Ledger Accounting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Bookkeeping, Tax Compliance and Tax Preparation.

Pay by Experience Level for Accountant

An entry-level Accountant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$46,483 based on 303 salaries. A mid-career Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$66,737 based on 1,123 salaries. An experienced Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$76,926 based on 629 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$82,690.
Employees with Accountant in their job title in Sydney, New South Wales earn an average of 8.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Perth, Western Australia (5.9% more) and Melbourne, Victoria (2.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Newcastle, New South Wales (14.1% less), Adelaide, South Australia (4.7% less) and Brisbane, Queensland (0.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,282 survey responses.
Entry Level
13.3%
Mid Career
49.2%
Experienced
27.6%
Late Career
9.9%

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