The average salary for an Accountant in Seattle, Washington is $56,195.
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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. Occasionally, internal audits must be carried out to make sure that the various areas of th…Read more
Popular Employer Salaries for Accountant
The top respondents for the job title Accountant are from the companies Weyerhaeuser Company, Starbucks Corporation and Amazon.com Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Amazon.com Inc where the average pay is $73,333. Weyerhaeuser Company pays the lowest at around $50,868.
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Popular Skills for Accountant
General Ledger Accounting
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 Accounts Receivable 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 $50,441 based on 29 salaries. An early career Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,390 based on 150 salaries. A mid-career Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,064 based on 73 salaries. An experienced Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,997 based on 41 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $65,244.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Accountant in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 2.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (1.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (7.9% less), Dallas, Texas (6.6% less) and Denver, Colorado (6.0% less).
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