$50,416
Avg. Salary
$19.76
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,010

Bonus

$1,937

Profit Sharing

$1,100

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Accountant is $19.76 per hour.

The average pay for an Accountant is $50,416 per year.

$13.90
10%
$19.76
50%
$29.24
90%
MEDIAN $19.76
$37k
10%
$50k
50%
$71k
90%
MEDIAN $50,416
$37,464 - $70,829
$37K
$50K
$71K
MEDIAN: $50,416
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90%

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$13.90 - $29.24
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$0$71K
Salary $37,464 - $70,829
Bonus $205 - $7,080
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,845
Commission $0.00 - $12,080
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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$34,445 - $71,164
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 20,430
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $13.90 - $29.24
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $6.28
Overtime $19.56 - $39.85
Annual Data $0$71K
Bonus $205 - $7,080
Commission $0.00 - $12,080
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,845
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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$34,445 - $71,164
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 7,227

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
  • Prepare and post entries to the general ledger and manage the monthly close process.
  • Prepare and implement audit schedules and process re-engineering to reduce financial errors.
  • Reconcile balance sheets, accounts, and invoices.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and ad hoc reports with variance explanations.

Accountant Pay By Employer

$0$108K

$58,511

$53,500

$58,514

KPMG, LLP
20 profiles
$56,250

Cargill
15 profiles
$57,993

$52,073

Deloitte
11 profiles
$58,034

$53,942

Abc Corp.
10 profiles
$51,447

$52,029

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: $49,407

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

Accountant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Accountant?

Accountant in Accra:
"Work flexibility."
Pros: Management system is so conducive to undertake.
Cons: Yet it is helpful due to monitoring of expenses but difficult to trace loose items.

Accountant in Franklin:
"Great job."
Pros: Variety of chores.
Cons: Desk height.

Accountant in Jersey City:
"Accountant."
Pros: Good people, benefits.
Cons: Not paid enough.

Accountant in Lincoln:
"Good opportunity."
Enjoy, work hard and learn the details of a public utility.

Accountant in Houston:
"Making numbers tell me the truth."
Pros: Numbers tell me everything I need to know.
Cons: Unstructured upper management.

Accountant in Redmond:
"Beginner Bookkeeper."
Maintain focus and be extremely detailed oriented.

Accountant in Fort Lauderdale:
"Repetitive."
Pros: Able to learn a lot. Interact with co-workers.
Cons: Lots of responsibility. Low pay.

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Key Stats for Accountant

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4300 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Accountant Salaries

▲9%

▲7%

▲4%

National Average
$49,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Accountant Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4300 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 25%