Entry-Level Accountant Salary

Entry-Level Accountants can expect wages of $48K per year on average. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $6K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $32K and hits $62K on the high end. The specific employer and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Accountants. Women Entry-Level Accountants who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and roughly a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by the greater part. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$35,571 - $63,205
$36K
$48K
$63K
MEDIAN: $48,373
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$12.35 - $24.77
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MEDIAN: $17.84
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$0$63K
Salary $35,571 - $63,205
Bonus $101.23 - $5,975
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,942
Commission $0.00 - $7,350
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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$31,792 - $63,134
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6,435
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $12.35 - $24.77
Hourly Tips $1.52
Overtime $18.56 - $37.21
Annual Data $0$63K
Bonus $101.23 - $5,975
Commission $0.00 - $7,350
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,942
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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$31,792 - $63,134
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,260

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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.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,225

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 Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Accountant in Atlanta:
Great Career. Get your CPA.

Accountant in St. Louis:
"Best Practices."
Learn systems at detail level. Watch others closely without comment. Study interaction with executives and management. Keep up to date with accounting and finance practices. Obtain advanced degree(s)

Accountant in Mesa:
"Accounting is not boring."
I started in A/R as a processor and thought accounting was the most boring job. It turned out that I just needed more responsibility and projects. Start looking at the big picture and it will allow you to not only do your job but think ahead to help find solutions before a problem arises.

Accountant in Delhi:
"I can work independently and co-operate the colleague."
Seeking a position to utilize my skill and abilities in the Industry through hard work and dedication and contribute my best towards the growth of the organization.

Accountant in Kisumu:
"Understant work requirement in related field."
Share your knowledge about the daily responsibilities, career path, stress levels, perks and valuable skills associated with this job.

Accountant in Puerto Rico:
"New the company."
If you go to work in any company, you have to learn about it, learn how is the accounting funtion, the economic that affect and the all transacctions.

Accountant in Waterloo:
"Technology?"
Ask questions as to how advanced they are in today's technology. Do the still hand-write payables? Are manual records kept, along with computerized? Are documents mailed, faxed, or emailed?

Key Stats for Accountant

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1264 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
15%
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Skills That Affect Accountant Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1264 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 24%
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