$56,990
Avg. Salary
$17.22
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,046

Bonus

$1,511

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Associate - Accounting Or Auditing Firm is $17.22 per hour.

The average pay for an Associate - Accounting Or Auditing Firm is $56,990 per year.

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$13.45
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$17.22
50%
$25.88
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MEDIAN $17.22
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$49k
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$57k
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$72k
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MEDIAN $56,990
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MEDIAN: $56,990
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$0$74K
Salary $48,728 - $72,264
Bonus $734 - $5,126
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,062
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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$47,413 - $74,883
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 785
Hourly Data $0$42
Hourly Rate $13.45 - $25.88
Overtime $15.00 - $42.00
Annual Data $0$74K
Bonus $734 - $5,126
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,062
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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$47,413 - $74,883
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 34

Job Description for Associate - Accounting or Auditing Firm

Auditing or accounting associates are generally responsible for auditing and recordkeeping within their organization. They examine financial and accounting records to verify their completeness and help make recommendations to their employer. The associate is also responsible for testing internal accounting and auditing controls to ensure they are working properly. The day-to-day responsibilities of an auditing or accounting associate include examining and researching their organization's accounting records to ensure financial procedures are followed, preparing internal and external financial audit reports, and presenting these reports within their organization and to the clients.

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Associate - Accounting or Auditing Firm Tasks
  • Perform basic accounting, such as recording revenues and reconcile and audit daily cash.
  • Prepare and review financial statements and accounting entries.
  • Assist with month end closing, including reports and explanations of variances.

Popular Employer Salaries for Associate - Accounting or Auditing Firm


PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, LLP, Grant Thornton Llp, EY (Ernst & Young), and Deloitte & Touche LLP are all popular places to work. Although PricewaterhouseCoopers leads the field in pay with a median salary of $61K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $51K on the low end all the way up to $90K at the top. Accounting or Auditing Firm Associates will also find cushy salaries at Price Waterhouse Cooper Ltd (+$61K), Grant Thornton Llp (+$60K), and KPMG, LLP (+$59K).

Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Mcgladrey ($54K), BDO Seidman, LLP ($55K), and Deloitte & Touche LLP ($56K).

Common Career Paths for Associate - Accounting or Auditing Firm


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Accounting or Auditing Firm Associates who go on to become Senior Manager Auditors may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Senior Manager Auditors is $115K annually. The most common next step for an Accounting or Auditing Firm Associate is to become an Auditing Manager or a Senior Accountant. The former position pays an additional $28K per year on average, and the latter position pays $3K more per year.

Associate - Accounting or Auditing Firm Job Listings

Popular Skills for Associate - Accounting or Auditing Firm


Accounting or Auditing Firm Associates seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Financial Reporting, Accounting, Financial Analysis, and Auditing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Audit and Tax Preparation. For most people, competency in Auditing indicates knowledge of Financial Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Associate - Accounting or Auditing Firm

Pay by Experience for an Associate - Accounting or Auditing Firm has a positive trend. An entry-level Associate - Accounting or Auditing Firm with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 479 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Associate - Accounting or Auditing Firm with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 30 salaries. An experienced Associate - Accounting or Auditing Firm which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 11 salaries. An Associate - Accounting or Auditing Firm with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 5 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $57,387

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

For Accounting or Auditing Firm Associates, busy Washington offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 9 percent above the national average. Accounting or Auditing Firm Associates will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+8 percent), San Francisco (+7 percent), Boston (+5 percent), and New York (+5 percent). With compensation 12 percent below the national average, Cleveland is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 10 percent less in Pittsburgh and 9 percent less in Austin, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Associate - Accounting or Auditing Firm Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Associate - Accounting or Auditing Firm?

Associate - Accounting or Auditing Firm in Atlanta:
Pros: Many young professionals
Cons: Driving to work, traffic

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Key Stats for Associate - Accounting or Auditing Firm

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 111 votes.
Less than 1 year
25%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
1%

Experience Affects Associate - Accounting or Auditing Firm Salaries

▲22%

Experienced
▲12%

Late-Career
▲5%

National Average
$57,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Associate - Accounting or Auditing Firm Salaries

Financial Reporting
▼0%

National Average
$57,000


Accounting
▼1%

Auditing
▼2%

Microsoft Excel
▼2%

Tax Preparation
▼4%

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance Audit
▼4%

Internal Audit
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
25%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 9%