$48,496
Avg. Salary
$18.09
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,970

Bonus

$1,737

Profit Sharing

$809

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Accountant is $18.09 per hour.

The average pay for an Accountant is $48,496 per year.

$12.53
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$18.09
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$25.00
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MEDIAN $18.09
$36k
10%
$48k
50%
$64k
90%
MEDIAN $48,496
$35,717 - $63,742
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MEDIAN: $48,496
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$0$63K
Salary $35,717 - $63,742
Bonus $154 - $5,989
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $6,441
Commission $0.00 - $16,638
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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$32,093 - $63,880
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 27 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 12,224
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $12.53 - $25.00
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $8.51
Overtime $18.60 - $37.67
Annual Data $0$63K
Bonus $154 - $5,989
Commission $0.00 - $16,638
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $6,441
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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$32,093 - $63,880
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 27 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 4,112

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Accountant


Entry-Level Accountants flock to EY (Ernst & Young), General Electric Co (GE), KPMG, LLP, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Deloitte & Touche LLP, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Employees of PricewaterhouseCoopers can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $64K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $41K to $86K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Cargill, Deloitte & Touche LLP, and EY (Ernst & Young), where earnings of $59K, $58K, or $57K are standard for Entry-Level Accountants.

Also approaching the lower end are CBRE Group at $47K, Bkd, Llp at $47K, and SYSCO Corporation at $49K.

Accountant Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,592

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

For Entry-Level Accountants, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 27 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level Accountants will also find cushy salaries in New York (+14 percent), Houston (+13 percent), Minneapolis (+12 percent), and Boston (+11 percent). The lowest-paying market is Salt Lake City, which sits 2 percent below the national average.

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.

Key Stats for Accountant

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2252 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2252 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 23%