Accountant Salary

The average salary for an Accountant is $49,749 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.

$36,678 - $70,247
$37K
$50K
$70K
MEDIAN: $49,957
10%
50%
90%

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$13.63 - $29.18
$14
$20
$29
MEDIAN: $19.56
10%
50%
90%

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$0$70K
Salary $36,678 - $70,247
Bonus $98.59 - $6,960
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,326
Commission $0.00 - $10,566
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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$33,914 - $70,598
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Apr 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 20,328
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $13.63 - $29.18
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $6.20
Overtime $19.41 - $39.83
Annual Data $0$70K
Bonus $98.59 - $6,960
Commission $0.00 - $10,566
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,326
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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$33,914 - $70,598
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Apr 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 7,061

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.

Accountant Pay By Employer

$0$108K

$57,835

$58,519

$52,715

KPMG, LLP
16 profiles
$53,961

Cargill
14 profiles
$58,046

Abc Corp.
12 profiles
$50,078

Deloitte
12 profiles
$53,750

$53,951

$51,541

$51,980

Common Career Paths for Accountant


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Accountant Job Listings

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 $46,000 based on 15,804 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 6,919 salaries. An experienced Accountant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 5,957 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 3,680 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,921

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

Accountant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Accountant?

Accountant in San Antonio:
"Tedious but rewarding."
Pros: Responsibility
Cons: Operations manager

Accountant in New York:
"What I Have Experienced."
Pros: Understanding of buisness. Analytical Skills. Management Skills.
Cons: Late Sitting. Lack of Coordination. Miscommunication.

Accountant in Seattle:
"Bookkeeping skills."
Pros: Organizing and balancing books.
Cons: No room for advancement.

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.

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Key Stats for Accountant

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4029 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Accountant Salaries

▲11%

▲8%

▲5%

National Average
$49,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Accountant Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4029 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 24%