Chief Accountant Salary

The majority of Chief Accountants in the United States — a little under three-quarters — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $40K to $108K per year, and the median is $66K annually. Most Chief Accountants report high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by approximately one-half. The majority of Chief Accountants (60 percent) who took the survey are men. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$40,665 - $135,741
$41K
$68K
$140K
MEDIAN: $68,040
10%
50%
90%

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$19.26 - $32.43
$23
MEDIAN: $23.25
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$0$135K
Salary $40,665 - $135,741
Bonus $5,000
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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$39,683 - $118,359
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 43
Hourly Data $0$32
Hourly Rate $23.25
Overtime $30.52
Annual Data $0$118K
Bonus $5,000
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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$39,683 - $118,359
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 8

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Job Description for Chief Accountant

Chief accountants typically handle the financial transactions for their company. They are often employed at government agencies, hospitals' billing departments, banks, retail chains, and a number of other establishments. Their day-to-day work typically includes handling tax-related duties, overseeing the business' payroll, collecting and paying bills, handling discrepancies, and maintaining a budget. They may also oversee the work of other accountants as well, checking subordinates' work, providing feedback, and answering questions; they may also play a role in the hiring process and have a say in the accountants hired for their business as well.

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Pay by Experience Level for Chief Accountant

Pay by Experience for a Chief Accountant has a positive trend. An entry-level Chief Accountant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 8 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Chief Accountant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Chief Accountant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 29 salaries. A Chief Accountant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 16 salaries.

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Key Stats for Chief Accountant

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
43%
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Experience Affects Chief Accountant Salaries

▲1%

National Average
$67,000

▼2%

▼9%

Entry-Level
▼31%

Skills That Affect Chief Accountant Salaries

National Average
$67,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 28%
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