Accounting Technician Salary

Accounting Technicians in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $39K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 83 percent of Accounting Technicians are female. Job satisfaction for Accounting Technicians is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$29,283 - $54,800
$29K
$39K
$55K
MEDIAN: $39,369
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50%
90%

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$12.80 - $24.31
$13
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $17.44
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$0$54K
Salary $29,283 - $54,800
Bonus $196.90 - $3,109
Profit Sharing $2,300
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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$28,255 - $52,547
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 272
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $12.80 - $24.31
Overtime $19.88 - $34.36
Annual Data $0$52K
Bonus $196.90 - $3,109
Profit Sharing $2,300
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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$28,255 - $52,547
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 266

Job Description for Accounting Technician

Accounting technicians may work in a variety of environments, including in financial, clerical, or support roles. They perform a variety of duties for accounting firms or departments, such as preparing accounts, handling invoices, handle bookkeeping, and monitor budgets They also often monitor departmental resources, manage payroll, write reports, and audit work.

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Accounting Technician Tasks

  • Maintain and make necessary adjustments to records and/or logs such as journals, payroll/ time reports, or property records.
  • Verify and reconcile simple bank statements or department records.
  • Balance entries and make necessary corrections.
  • Sort documents and post debits/credits to proper account .
  • Verify amounts and codes on various forms for accuracy.

Common Career Paths for Accounting Technician


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Accounting Technicians may enjoy increased earnings if they become Accountants. This seems to be a popular career move, and Accountant earn a slightly higher median of $45K annually. The most common next step for an Accounting Technician is to become a Staff Accountant or an Accounting Specialist. The former position pays an additional $6K per year on average, and the latter position pays $2K more per year.

Accounting Technician Job Listings

Popular Skills for Accounting Technician


Accounting Technicians seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Financial Reporting, Accounting, General Ledger Accounting, and Payroll Administration are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 9 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Reconciliation, Microsoft Office, and Budgeting. The majority of those who know Accounts Payable also know Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Accounting Technician

Pay by Experience for an Accounting Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Accounting Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 233 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Accounting Technician 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 130 salaries. An experienced Accounting Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 148 salaries. An Accounting Technician 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 68 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,086

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

Accounting Technicians will find that Las Vegas offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 50 percent. Accounting Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+36 percent), Seattle (+24 percent), Washington (+16 percent), and Los Angeles (+16 percent). Accounting Technicians in Helena earn salaries far below the national average by 25 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Greensboro and San Antonio are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 13 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively.

Accounting Technician Reviews

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

Accounting Technician in Ireland:
"Great learning experience."
Pros: Culture, team , exposure to all fields in accounting.
Cons: The management, low salary.

Accounting Technician in Valdosta:
Pros: Flexibility.
Cons: The pay.

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Key Stats for Accounting Technician

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 111 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Accounting Technician Salaries

▲9%

▲6%

▲5%

National Average
$38,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Accounting Technician Salaries

Financial Reporting
▲9%

▲6%





National Average
$38,000

Accounts Receivable
▼1%

▼1%

Budgeting
▼5%

Microsoft Office
▼12%

Reconciliation
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 111 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 12%