Accountant Salary

The average salary for an Accountant is $49,545 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$37,438 - $70,517
$37K
$50K
$71K
MEDIAN: $50,421
10%
50%
90%

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$13.75 - $28.98
$14
$20
$29
MEDIAN: $19.58
10%
50%
90%

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$0$70K
Salary $37,438 - $70,517
Bonus $51.60 - $6,980
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,982
Commission $0.00 - $9,211
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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$34,170 - $70,936
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 10,562
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $13.75 - $28.98
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $8.51
Overtime $19.35 - $39.26
Annual Data $0$70K
Bonus $51.60 - $6,980
Commission $0.00 - $9,211
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,982
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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$34,170 - $70,936
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,888

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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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.

Common Career Paths for Accountant


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Popular Employer Salaries for Accountant

Popular Skills for Accountant

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 $45,000 based on 8,315 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 $51,000 based on 3,612 salaries. An experienced Accountant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 3,034 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 $54,000 based on 1,884 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,297

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

Accountant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Accountant?

Accountant in Columbus:
"Just do It."
Pros: Work Flexibility, project challenges, creating solutions, and making a difference.
Cons: Training insecurities from co-workers.

Accountant in Buckhead:
"Mid career accountant."
Pros: Counting the money and analyzing it for accuracy.
Cons: No flex time.

Accountant in Omaha:
"Hoping for a happy medium: Culture vs Procedure."
Pros: The friendly atmosphere and casual culture.
Cons: The lack of organized training and lack of knowledge of other departments and their responsibilities. Top-level structure and policies are implemented but there are not necessarily consequences if mid to low-level managers don't follow those procedures.

Accountant in Pocatello:
Pros: The people, culture and the learning.
Cons: Wish I was paid more.

Accountant in Orem:
"Review 2.0."
Pros: The people.
Cons: Senior Management.

Accountant in Jackson:
"An Honorable Profession."
Pros: I enjoy the challenge of solving accounting issues in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
Cons: I least like the constraints that are placed on when vacation time can be taken during the year.

Accountant in New York:
"Great."
Pros: Learning new things and then being able to independently take on the task.
Cons: Hours especially during tax season.

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Key Stats for Accountant

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2354 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Accountant Salaries

▲9%

▲6%

▲4%

National Average
$49,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Accountant Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2354 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 25%