Average Accounting Assistant Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for an Accounting Assistant is $16.13.
MEDIAN $16.13
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $21
$207 - $4,373
Profit Sharing
$256 - $4,316
$0 - $9,617
Total Pay
$26,493 - $49,157

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Job Description for Accounting Assistant

Accounting Assistant Tasks
  • Monitor and follow up on outstanding claims every 14 days.
  • Perform billing-related duties as necessary.
  • Compile reports for insurance billings.
  • Update phone numbers and addresses, and keep payers up to date.
The top respondents for the job title Accounting Assistant are from the companies Cargill, Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. and Alcona Health Center. Reported salaries are highest at Northrop Grumman Corporation where the average pay is $20.06. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. and Boy Scouts of America, earning around $18.53 and $17.70, respectively. Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club pays the lowest at around $12.51. Pacific Hospitality Group and Alcona Health Center also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $14.42 and $15.11, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Accounting Assistant. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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Popular Skills for Accounting Assistant

Skills in Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Bookkeeping and Data Entry.

Pay by Experience Level for Accounting Assistant

An entry-level Accounting Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.46 based on 1,386 salaries. An early career Accounting Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.40 based on 3,078 salaries. A mid-career Accounting Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.88 based on 1,355 salaries. An experienced Accounting Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.56 based on 1,385 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $18.
Employees with Accounting Assistant in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 18.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (9.5% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (5.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (0.1% less).

Years of Experience

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