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Average Accounting Assistant Hourly Pay

$16.69
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,035
Bonus
$3,300
Commission
$1,212
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for an Accounting Assistant is $16.69.
10%
$12.73
MEDIAN
$16.69
90%
$21.85
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Hourly Rate
$13 - $22
Bonus
$205 - $4,120
Profit Sharing
$241 - $4,479
Commission
$0 - $9,685
Total Pay
$27,691 - $50,250
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What Do Accounting Assistants Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Accounting Assistant

3.9 out of 5
(1,102)
Highly Satisfied
74Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Accounting Assistant are from the companies Feeding America, Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club and Progress Rail. Reported salaries are highest at Putnam Plastics Corp where the average pay is $20.87. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Feeding America and Progress Rail, earning around $20.50 and $18.91, respectively. Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club pays the lowest at around $12.51. Alcona Health Center and Brookdale Senior Living Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $15.11 and $16.98, respectively.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Accounting Assistants?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Accounting Assistants?

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 $15.00 based on 322 salaries. An early career Accounting Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.99 based on 2,422 salaries. A mid-career Accounting Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.50 based on 881 salaries. An experienced Accounting Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.99 based on 870 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $19.
Employees with Accounting Assistant in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 16.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (10.2% more) and Chicago, Illinois (9.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (0.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 5,185 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.2%
Early Career
46.7%
Mid Career
17.0%
Experienced
16.8%
Late Career
13.3%