The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Assistant Accountant is $15.14.
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Job Description for Assistant Accountant
Assistant accountants aid in the day-to-day operations of an accounting department, typically reporting to a senior accountant or production accountant. Specific daily tasks vary based on whether or not an assistant accountant is hired by an individual accountant or an accounting firm. When hired by an individual accountant, job duties usually include basic office work such as filing documents, answering phones, and corresponding with clients. Assistant accountants will also assist with basic…Read more
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Skills in Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and General Ledger Accounting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Bookkeeping and Microsoft Excel.
Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Accountant
An entry-level Assistant Accountant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.43 based on 78 salaries. A mid-career Assistant Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.48 based on 81 salaries. An experienced Assistant Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.81 based on 90 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
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Employees with Assistant Accountant in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 23.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (5.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Washington, District of Columbia (7.5% less), Dallas, Texas (5.9% less) and Houston, Texas (0.9% less).
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