$44,715
Avg. Salary
$17.21
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,037

Bonus

$1,200

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Accounting Associate is $17.21 per hour.

The average pay for an Accounting Associate is $44,715 per year.

10%
$12.68
10%
$17.21
50%
$22.95
90%
90%
MEDIAN $17.21
10%
$34k
10%
$45k
50%
$60k
90%
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MEDIAN $44,715
$33,700 - $60,226
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MEDIAN: $44,715
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$12.68 - $22.95
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$0$60K
Salary $33,700 - $60,226
Bonus $490 - $5,899
Profit Sharing $515 - $6,851
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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$29,876 - $57,256
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,214
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $12.68 - $22.95
Overtime $20.46 - $35.44
Annual Data $0$57K
Bonus $490 - $5,899
Profit Sharing $515 - $6,851
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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$29,876 - $57,256
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,026

Job Description for Accounting Associate

Accounting associates are responsible for providing assistance to top-level accountants within a company, as well auditors and other finance employees. This position also requires bookkeeping and other accounting duties.

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Accounting Associate Tasks
  • Assist accountants and auditors with bookkeeping, clerical duties, and managing accounts.
  • Resolve outstanding payments through communication with departments, vendors, and clients.
  • Process, record, and pay invoices, bills, and other transactions.
  • Record fiscal transactions, balancing and reconciling accounts.

Popular Employer Salaries for Accounting Associate


The lowest pay by far can be found at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc — this employer offers a median salary of $25K, less than half of the top paying company's rate.

Common Career Paths for Accounting Associate


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Accounting Associates who go on to become Senior Financial Analysts may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Senior Financial Analysts is $76K annually. Career advancement for the typical Accounting Associate often leads to becoming a Staff Accountant or an Accounting Manager; median salaries in these positions are $4K higher and $21K higher, respectively.

Accounting Associate Job Listings

Popular Skills for Accounting Associate


Accounting Associates seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Accounting, Financial Analysis, Auditing, and Financial Reporting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 16 percent. Those educated in Accounts Payable tend to be well versed in Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Accounting Associate

Pay by Experience for an Accounting Associate has a positive trend. An entry-level Accounting Associate with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 703 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Accounting Associate with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 262 salaries. An experienced Accounting Associate which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 257 salaries. An Accounting Associate with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 93 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,980

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

Surpassing the national average by 28 percent, Accounting Associates in Boston receive some of the highest pay in the country. Accounting Associates can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+24 percent), Chicago (+21 percent), New York (+17 percent), and Denver (+12 percent). Redmond is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 19 percent. Employers in Tampa and Indianapolis also lean toward paying below-median salaries (6 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Accounting Associate

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 437 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Accounting Associate Salaries

▲1%

▼0%

National Average
$41,000

▼2%

▼3%

Skills That Affect Accounting Associate Salaries

▲14%


▲7%





▲2%

National Average
$41,000


Microsoft Office
▼2%

Payroll Administration
▼2%



▼3%

Month-End Close
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 437 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 19%