Average Cost Accountant with General Ledger Accounting Skills Salary

$57,430
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$2,444
Bonus
$1,965
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The average salary for a Cost Accountant with General Ledger Accounting skills is $57,430.
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$43k
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$57k
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$76k
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What Are Popular Skills for Cost Accountants?

Skills in Month-End Close and Financial Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel and Cost Accounting.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Cost Accountants?

An entry-level Cost Accountant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $48,477 based on 10 salaries. An early career Cost Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,275 based on 104 salaries. A mid-career Cost Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,465 based on 45 salaries. An experienced Cost Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,126 based on 45 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $64,898.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Cost Accountant in their job title in Dallas, Texas earn an average of 43.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Orlando, Florida (22.3% more) and Charlotte, North Carolina (21.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cleveland, Ohio (11.4% less) and Houston, Texas (1.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 221 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.5%
Early Career
47.1%
Mid Career
20.4%
Experienced
20.4%
Late Career
7.7%

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