$41,519
Avg. Salary
$15.39
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,500

Bonus

$1,860

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Assistant Accountant is $15.39 per hour.

The average pay for an Assistant Accountant is $41,519 per year.

$10.93
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$15.39
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$20.99
90%
MEDIAN $15.39
$29k
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$42k
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$66k
90%
MEDIAN $41,519
$28,968 - $65,840
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MEDIAN: $41,519
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$0$65K
Salary $28,968 - $65,840
Bonus $247 - $5,507
Profit Sharing $1,860
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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$24,655 - $57,769
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 368
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $10.93 - $20.99
Overtime $18.09 - $35.24
Annual Data $0$57K
Bonus $247 - $5,507
Profit Sharing $1,860
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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$24,655 - $57,769
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 363

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.

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Common Career Paths for Assistant Accountant


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There are some Assistant Accountants — though it's uncommon — that transition into Financial Controllers, where earnings are an average $77K annually. Typical career progression for an Assistant Accountant involves becoming an Accountant or a Staff Accountant, roles that pay $8K more and $7K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Accountant


Survey results suggest that Assistant Accountants put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in General Ledger Accounting, Payroll Administration, Accounts Receivable, and Accounts Payable are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Quickbooks and Microsoft Excel. Those proficient in Accounts Payable are, more often than not, also skilled in Accounts Receivable and Bookkeeping.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Accountant

Pay by Experience for an Assistant Accountant has a positive trend. An entry-level Assistant Accountant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 282 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Assistant Accountant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 83 salaries. An experienced Assistant Accountant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 68 salaries. An Assistant Accountant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 41 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

11%

8%

-1%

-1%

-7%

National Average: $37,195

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

For Assistant Accountants, busy Boston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 23 percent above the national average. Assistant Accountants will also find cushy salaries in Phoenix (+15 percent), New York (+12 percent), Seattle (+10 percent), and Los Angeles (+10 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 9 percent south of the national average, can be found in San Diego. Employers pay around 8 percent less in Chicago and 7 percent less in Dallas, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Assistant Accountant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Assistant Accountant?

Assistant Accountant in Namibia:
Pros: Corporate culture.
Cons: Stress levels.

Assistant Accountant in Ellensburg:
"Quiet small town life."
Pros: The small town environment. Everyone is friendly with each other and knows everyone. I love the agriculture aspect of it. Ellensburg is an agriculturally heavy community and the people that work on the farms are some of the hardest working people I know but are also the kindest humans as well.
Cons: It can be boring at times since there aren't very many things to do. Unless you love the outdoors and nature, you will not have a great time living here.

Assistant Accountant in St. Augustine:
"Trustworthy."
Pros: Helping the company stay on top of who is abusing they credit card preivlagies and taking advantage of the company.
Cons: Coworkers abusing my kindness to put their work off on me.

Assistant Accountant in New York:
"Accounting Assistant."
Pros: New career, stable, clear way to progress, opportunities to grow.
Cons: Being under strict supervision, being every day reminded about different deadlines and being unable to build daily processes to my own convenience.

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.

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Key Stats for Assistant Accountant

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 115 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Assistant Accountant Salaries

▲20%

▲9%

▲3%

National Average
$37,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Assistant Accountant Salaries





National Average
$37,000

▼1%

Tax Preparation
▼1%


▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 115 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 38%