Average Accountant Salary

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The average salary for an Accountant is $50,901.
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$39k - $71k
$300 - $7k
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$98 - $7k
$97 - $15k
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$35k - $71k

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The top respondents for the job title Accountant are from the companies EY (Ernst & Young), General Electric Co (GE) and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Reported salaries are highest at PricewaterhouseCoopers where the average pay is $58,625. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include EY (Ernst & Young) and KPMG, LLP, earning around $58,323 and $58,226, respectively. CBRE Group pays the lowest at around $46,647. CliftonLarsonAllen and Abc Corp. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $51,539 and $52,148, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Accountant

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

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 $45,737 based on 1,779 salaries. An early career Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,135 based on 11,667 salaries. A mid-career Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,471 based on 5,024 salaries. An experienced Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,632 based on 4,382 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $57,119.
Employees with Accountant in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 13.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (11.5% more) and Seattle, Washington (10.4% more).

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