Experienced Accountant Salary

Experienced Accountants take home approximately $54K annually on average. Overall incomes of Experienced Accountants generally bottom out at around $38K and peak near $80K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $8K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Job satisfaction for Experienced Accountants is high. Health benefits are not claimed by all — approximately one in four lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and a little over a half have dental, too. Experienced Accountants who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 82 percent. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$39,918 - $79,800
$40K
$55K
$80K
MEDIAN: $54,547
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$15.80 - $32.42
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MEDIAN: $21.62
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$0$79K
Salary $39,918 - $79,800
Bonus $200.10 - $7,805
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,737
Commission $1,965
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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$38,048 - $79,505
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,316
Hourly Data $0$43
Hourly Rate $15.80 - $32.42
Hourly Tips $0.26
Overtime $21.71 - $43.18
Annual Data $0$79K
Bonus $200.10 - $7,805
Commission $1,965
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,737
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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$38,048 - $79,505
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 871

Accountant Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

33%

16%

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8%

5%

-5%

-14%

National Average: $53,245

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

Washington is home to an above-average pay rate for Experienced Accountants, 46 percent higher than the national average. Experienced Accountants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+34 percent), Atlanta (+16 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), and Chicago (+13 percent). Trailing the national average by 13 percent, Miami is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers also pay below the national average in Pittsburgh and Tulsa (12 percent lower).

Key Stats for Accountant

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 602 votes.
10-19 years
79%
20 years or more
21%

Skills That Affect Accountant Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 602 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 26%