Average Entry-Level Accountant Salary

$45,675
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,535
Bonus
$1,750
Commission
$1,300
Profit Sharing
What am I worth?
Get pay report
How should I pay?
Price a job
The average salary for an Entry-Level Accountant is $45,675.
10%
$34k
MEDIAN
$46k
90%
$59k
Is Accountant your job title? Find out what you should be paid

Use our tool to get a personalized report on your market worth.

How it works:
1
Enter city & years of experience
2
Add pay factors like skills & education
3
Find your market worth with a report tailored to you
United States (change)
Salary
$34k - $59k
Bonus
$76 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$303 - $5k
Commission
$0 - $2k
Total Pay
$30k - $58k

Your Market Worth Over Time

How has your pay changed over time for your market? Find out by taking our salary quiz.

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.

Accountant Job Listings

Search for more jobs
Search

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).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 25,321 survey responses.
Early Career
47.3%
Mid Career
20.4%
Experienced
17.8%
Late Career
14.5%