Average Accounting Specialist Hourly Pay

$18.89
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,645
Bonus
$1,750
Commission
$1,800
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The average hourly pay for an Accounting Specialist is $18.89.
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$14.75
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$18.89
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$24.95
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$15 - $25
Bonus
$491 - $5,115
Profit Sharing
$479 - $5,918
Commission
$0 - $1,750
Total Pay
$32,175 - $58,877
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What Do Accounting Specialists Do?

Accounting Specialist Tasks
  • Manage various forms of accounting data, such as that related to accounts payable and accounts receivable.
  • Contribute to maintenance of accounting data and provide support as needed to accounting department.
  • Processes documents related to expenses, such as checks.

Job Satisfaction for Accounting Specialist

3.8 out of 5
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The top respondents for the job title Accounting Specialist are from the companies Martin Brothers, Manley, Deas, Kochalski LLC and Constellation. Reported salaries are highest at Starbucks Corporation where the average pay is $24.87. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Constellation and Bank of America Corporation, earning around $22.10 and $21.62, respectively. Manley, Deas, Kochalski LLC pays the lowest at around $17.00. Martin Brothers and Goodwill Industries also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $18.43 and $20.00, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Accounting Specialists?

Skills in Accounts Payable, General Ledger Accounting and Reconciliation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel and Accounts Receivable.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Accounting Specialists?

An entry-level Accounting Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $17.24 based on 135 salaries. An early career Accounting Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.03 based on 1,480 salaries. A mid-career Accounting Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.57 based on 748 salaries. An experienced Accounting Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.05 based on 838 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
Employees with Accounting Specialist in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 21.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (12.9% more) and Houston, Texas (8.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (4.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,853 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.5%
Early Career
38.4%
Mid Career
19.4%
Experienced
21.7%
Late Career
16.9%