Accounting Analyst Salary

Median pay for Accounting Analysts in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $51K annually. Total cash compensation to Accounting Analysts approaches anywhere from $36K on the lower end to $67K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $6K from bonuses and upwards of $7K from profit sharing. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Accounting Analysts. There are more female Accounting Analysts who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 63 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$38,916 - $67,547
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$51K
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MEDIAN: $50,996
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$14.48 - $25.05
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$0$68K
Salary $38,916 - $67,547
Bonus $285.90 - $6,195
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,152
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$35,214 - $68,043
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 558
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $14.48 - $25.05
Overtime $19.93 - $38.15
Annual Data $0$68K
Bonus $285.90 - $6,195
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,152
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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$35,214 - $68,043
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 164

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Job Description for Accounting Analyst

Accounting analysts are in charge of creating effective financial data analysis for their company. They develop financial documentation for organizational decision-makers, as well as interpret large amounts of accounting reports to create sound advice for future financial decisions. They also ensure accurate transaction records,evaluate financial processing, and control transaction processes. Accounting analysts also analyze and verify company records following organizational rules and industry privacy standards, as well as have access to control data integration. They draw conclusions for future financial decisions using complex raw data.

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Accounting Analyst Tasks

  • Evaluate and interpret financial accounting principles and statements including balance, revenue, and cash flow statements.
  • Coordinate the cash management program to ensure existence of working capital.
  • Perform financial planning and analysis, consolidation of forecasts and budgets, financial statement preparation, and investor reporting.
  • Conduct studies of accounting errors and prepare cost accounting, statistics, and legal research reports.

Common Career Paths for Accounting Analyst


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Though not the most common occurrence, Accounting Analysts sometimes become Senior Financial Analysts, where the average income is $76K per year. The most common next step for an Accounting Analyst is to become a Financial Analyst or a Senior Accountant. The former position pays an additional $5K per year on average, and the latter position pays $10K more per year.

Accounting Analyst Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Accounting Analyst


Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Verizon Communications, Inc. offers the most; Accounting Analysts earn $52K on average there.

Popular Skills for Accounting Analyst


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Financial Analysis, Financial Reporting, General Ledger Accounting, and Auditing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 7 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable. Most people experienced in Accounting also know Financial Analysis and Accounts Payable.

Pay by Experience Level for Accounting Analyst

Pay by Experience for an Accounting Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Accounting Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 462 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Accounting Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 167 salaries. An experienced Accounting Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 131 salaries. An Accounting Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 48 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,530

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

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Accounting Analysts, 20 percent higher than the national average. Accounting Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+18 percent), New York (+12 percent), Dallas (+8 percent), and Houston (+7 percent). The lowest-paying market is Pittsburgh, which sits 29 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include San Diego (14 percent lower) and Tulsa (2 percent lower).

Accounting Analyst Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Accounting Analyst?

Accounting Analyst in Virginia Beach:
Pros: The commute is short.
Cons: The stress.

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Key Stats for Accounting Analyst

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 137 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Accounting Analyst Salaries

▲15%

▲12%

▲7%

National Average
$50,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Accounting Analyst Salaries




▲3%

▲1%



National Average
$50,000

Fixed Asset Accounting
▼1%




Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 137 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 11%
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