Average Accountant Salary

$1,474,181
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$203,473
Bonus
$275,000
Commission
$200,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Accountant is $1,474,181.
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$147k
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$1m
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$5m
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MEDIAN $1,474,181
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Salary
$147k - $5m
Bonus
$20k - $1m
Profit Sharing
$19k - $2m
Commission
$0 - $275k
Total Pay
$228k - $7m

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Job Description for Accountant

Accountant Tasks
  • Analyze financial data in order to prepare financial reports.
  • Generate and interpret financial records and statements for management.
  • Maintain records of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization.
  • Maintain general ledger as needed.

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Popular Skills for Accountant

Skills in Financial Reporting, Accounts Payable and Financial Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel and General Ledger Accounting.

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 $1,179,162 based on 13 salaries. An early career Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $1,195,994 based on 97 salaries. A mid-career Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $2,002,018 based on 61 salaries. An experienced Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $2,726,000 based on 21 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $1,000,000.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 201 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.5%
Early Career
48.3%
Mid Career
30.3%
Experienced
10.4%
Late Career
4.5%