$39,352
Avg. Salary
$15.93
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,117

Bonus

$1,233

Profit Sharing

$3,537

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Accounting Assistant is $15.93 per hour.

The average pay for an Accounting Assistant is $39,352 per year.

$12.03
10%
$15.93
50%
$20.97
90%
MEDIAN $15.93
$30k
10%
$39k
50%
$53k
90%
MEDIAN $39,352
$29,790 - $52,534
$30K
$39K
$53K
MEDIAN: $39,352
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90%

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$12.03 - $20.97
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$0$52K
Salary $29,790 - $52,534
Bonus $207 - $4,162
Profit Sharing $203 - $4,354
Commission $0.00 - $9,617
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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$26,100 - $48,523
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,037
Hourly Data $0$32
Hourly Rate $12.03 - $20.97
Hourly Tips $1.25
Overtime $17.99 - $32.23
Annual Data $0$48K
Bonus $207 - $4,162
Commission $0.00 - $9,617
Profit Sharing $203 - $4,354
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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$26,100 - $48,523
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 4,534

Job Description for Accounting Assistant

An accounting assistant supports a company in its day-to-day accounting duties. One of the main differences between an accountant and an accounting assistant is that an accounting assistant focuses on administrative, clerical, and data-entry duties. For example, the accounting assistant may upload and scan documents for entry into the company's document-tracking software. The accounting assistant may perform other duties such as processing invoices; filing, sorting, and faxing documents and correspondence; answering phone calls; reviewing documents for accuracy and completeness; tracking inventory; and working on spreadsheets.

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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.

Accounting Assistant Pay By Employer

$0$43K

Cargill
5 profiles
$38,000

$38,545

$41,762

Common Career Paths for Accounting Assistant


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Though some Accounting Assistants move into positions like Financial Controller (where the average salary is $77K), this progression is not the norm. A common career progression for an Accounting Assistant is to become a Staff Accountant or an Accountant. Compared to Accounting Assistants, the first group earns $9K more on average, and the second group earns $9K more.

Accounting Assistant Job Listings

Popular Skills for Accounting Assistant


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Financial Reporting, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Paying Invoices are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Quickbooks, Customer Service, and Office Administration. For most people, competency in Accounts Payable indicates knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Data Entry.

Pay by Experience Level for Accounting Assistant

Pay by Experience for an Accounting Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Accounting Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 2,043 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Accounting Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 796 salaries. An experienced Accounting Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 782 salaries. An Accounting Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 379 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,597

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

For Accounting Assistants, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 25 percent greater than the national average. Accounting Assistants will also find cushy salaries in New York (+15 percent), Milwaukee (+9 percent), Seattle (+9 percent), and Chicago (+8 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Miami, 7 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in St. Louis and Houston (3 percent less).

Accounting Assistant Reviews

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

Accounting Assistant in Phoenix:
"I love it!"
Pros: Opportunity for advancement. One on one continual training.
Cons: Pay is too low.

Accounting Assistant in Knoxville:
"Try it out first."
Before you decide on your career, you should do a job shadow before committing to something you will be doing for the rest of your life.

Accounting Assistant in Midland:
"STW Work Duties."
Pros: The people I work for. Problem solving. Casual Environment.
Cons: Unreliability of Employer. Gender discrimination - pay scale related. Lacks organization.

Accounting Assistant in Cincinnati:
"Ask Questions."
Ask questions about job expectations & training! You're more than likely expected to handle multiple projects with similar deadline schedules. Being able to multitask is key to succeeding in this type of position!

Accounting Assistant in Dallas:
"Over see data entry team, tech pay deposit reconciles."

Accounting Assistant in Farmington:
"Busy Importance."
Pros: I love that I always have something to do everyday and it is not always the same thing. I love that it is fairly consistent in the tasks that there are to do though.
Cons: Sometimes the work load is overwhelming and finding the time to complete one task before another one is started is rare.

Accounting Assistant in Spokane:
"Corporate culture."
Pros: Variety of tasks, coworkers are great.
Cons: Dead end, no room for growth, stagnant pay.

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Key Stats for Accounting Assistant

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1239 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Accounting Assistant Salaries

▲8%

▲8%

▲5%

National Average
$36,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Accounting Assistant Salaries



National Average
$36,000



▼1%


Microsoft Office
▼2%

Microsoft Word
▼2%

Data Processing
▼2%

Payroll Administration
▼2%

▼3%

▼4%



▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1239 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 30%