The average hourly pay for an Accounting Assistant is $16.13.
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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 cor…Read more
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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Accounting Assistant
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.
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Accounting Assistant Job Listings
Popular Skills for Accounting Assistant
Avg. Hourly Rate
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.
Pay Difference by Location
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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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