Entry-Level Assistant Accountant Salary

Entry-Level Assistant Accountants can expect wages of $14.99 per hour on average. Most Entry-Level Assistant Accountants like their work and job satisfaction is high. While around two in five report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and just over two-fifths have dental, as well. More than half of Entry-Level Assistant Accountants (67 percent) survey participants are women. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$26,015 - $52,515
$26K
$39K
$53K
MEDIAN: $39,353
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$10.74 - $20.04
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MEDIAN: $14.98
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$0$52K
Salary $26,015 - $52,515
Bonus $197.97 - $2,053
Profit Sharing $1,720
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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$23,305 - $48,331
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 109
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $10.74 - $20.04
Overtime $17.78 - $33.62
Annual Data $0$48K
Bonus $197.97 - $2,053
Profit Sharing $1,720
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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$23,305 - $48,331
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 160

Assistant Accountant Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $33,886

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

For Entry-Level Assistant Accountants, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Assistant Accountants will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+8 percent) and Denver (+8 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Miami Entry-Level Assistant Accountants earning much less — 26 percent less — than the national average. Los Angeles and Houston are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 9 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively.

Assistant Accountant Advice

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

Assistant Accountant in San Diego:
"Accounting Admin Assistant."
Keeping financial records up to date and helping to prepare accounts. If you're an organised person with a head for figures and have good computer skills, this could be a job that you would really enjoy.

Assistant Accountant in Denison:
"More accounting knowledge."
Always be prepared. Stay focused.

Assistant Accountant in Kingston:
Keep abreast of accounting standards and practices. Be ethical and professional and always try and be verse with excel.

Key Stats for Assistant Accountant

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
8%

Skills That Affect Assistant Accountant Salaries

General Ledger Accounting
▲16%

Accounts Receivable
▲6%

Payroll Administration
▲6%

Bookkeeping
▲5%


Microsoft Excel
▲1%

National Average
$34,000

Quickbooks
▼7%

Tax Preparation
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
no benefits
None: 37%