$48,787
Avg. Salary
$18.27
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,973

Bonus

$1,793

Profit Sharing

$819

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Accountant is $18.27 per hour.

The average pay for an Accountant is $48,787 per year.

10%
$12.76
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$18.27
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$25.12
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MEDIAN $18.27
10%
$36k
10%
$49k
50%
$64k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $48,787
$36,212 - $64,167
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$64K
MEDIAN: $48,787
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$0$64K
Salary $36,212 - $64,167
Bonus $200 - $6,008
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $6,425
Commission $0.00 - $16,483
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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$32,620 - $64,217
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 11,896
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $12.76 - $25.12
Hourly Tips $1.25
Overtime $18.56 - $37.35
Annual Data $0$64K
Bonus $200 - $6,008
Commission $0.00 - $16,483
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $6,425
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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$32,620 - $64,217
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 4,010

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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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: $47,069

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.

Key Stats for Accountant

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2291 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
15%

Skills That Affect Accountant Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2291 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 24%