Entry-Level Accounting Specialist Salary

An Entry-Level Accounting Specialist earns an average wage of $16.81 per hour. A skill in SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling (SAP FICO) is associated with high pay for this job.

$31,158 - $53,626
$31K
$41K
$54K
MEDIAN: $40,771
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50%
90%

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$13.48 - $21.65
$13
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $16.94
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$0$53K
Salary $31,158 - $53,626
Bonus $493.88 - $5,445
Profit Sharing $192.19 - $5,152
Commission $4,600
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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$29,459 - $50,860
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 463
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $13.48 - $21.65
Overtime $19.46 - $34.94
Annual Data $0$50K
Bonus $493.88 - $5,445
Commission $4,600
Profit Sharing $192.19 - $5,152
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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$29,459 - $50,860
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 620

Accounting Specialist Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,418

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

Accounting Specialist Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Accounting Specialist in Delray Beach:
"Insurance business."
Research company you are applying for.

Accounting Specialist in Turnersville:
"Not Satisfying."
Do not get into the car dealership business.

Accounting Specialist in Alpharetta:
"No annual review. No chance for advancement or raise."
This job can be extremely stressful. You need to pay close attention to detail, follow up on any issues. Develop strong relationships with your vendors. Be honest with your vendors if you have trouble paying bills within terms. Don't ever tell someone the check is in the mail if it isn't. You will lose all credibility if you do. Make sure you have an email trail when there are any problems.

Accounting Specialist in Myrtle Beach:
"Accounting specialist."
Handle share drafts. Accounts payable. Returned checks. Account reconciliations. GL reconciliations. Balance.

Accounting Specialist in Seattle:
"Sorting."
Know job description.

Accounting Specialist in Scotts Valley:
"Organizational skills."
Must be a very focused and organized person to obtain this type of work.

Accounting Specialist in Chicago:
"Performance reviews, merit reviews."
Ask about all benefits -- make a list so you don't forget.

Key Stats for Accounting Specialist

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 216 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
17%

Skills That Affect Accounting Specialist Salaries

SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling (SAP FICO)
▲11%

Sales Tax Reports
▲7%

Reconciliation
▲3%


Financial Analysis
▼0%

Quickbooks
▼0%

National Average
$38,000

Financial Reporting
▼1%


Microsoft Excel
▼2%


▼3%

Payroll Administration
▼3%

Bookkeeping
▼3%

Data Entry
▼5%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 216 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 18%