Average Entry-Level Accountant Salary

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The average salary for an Entry-Level Accountant is $45,675.
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$34k - $59k
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$30k - $58k

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Job Description for Accountant

The top respondents for the job title Accountant are from the companies EY (Ernst & Young), KPMG, LLP and Georgia-Pacific Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at EY (Ernst & Young) where the average pay is $58,074. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include KPMG, LLP and PricewaterhouseCoopers, earning around $57,441 and $52,359, respectively. Bkd, Llp pays the lowest at around $49,083. Weyerhaeuser Company and Georgia-Pacific Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $50,000 and $50,868, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Accountant

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

Pay by Experience Level for Accountant

An early career Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $49,113 based on 11,967 salaries. A mid-career Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,437 based on 5,160 salaries. An experienced Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,638 based on 4,518 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $57,117.
Employees with Accountant in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 10.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (10.0% more) and New York, New York (9.7% more).

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