Average Junior Accountant Salary

$44,382
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,073
Bonus
$1,017
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Junior Accountant is $44,382.
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$35k
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$56k
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MEDIAN $44,382
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Salary
$35k - $56k
Bonus
$10 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$458 - $6k
Total Pay
$32k - $55k

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Job Description for Junior Accountant

Junior Accountant Tasks
  • Maintain general ledger and oversee all day to day financial transactions.
  • Assess data to ensure that proper accounting practices have been following.
  • Assist with or conduct fixed asset audits as necessary.
  • Create and maintain payroll budgets, update vendor information, and confirm expense vouchers.
  • Match large batches of invoices and maintain the accuracy of employee timesheets.

Popular Employer Salaries for Junior Accountant

The top respondents for the job title Junior Accountant are from the companies Say Media, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska and Fiserv Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Say Media where the average pay is $42,000. Fiserv Inc pays the lowest at around $37,750.

Career Paths

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Junior Accountant
Staff Accountant
Senior Accountant
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Junior Accountant

Skills in General Ledger Accounting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Bookkeeping, Accounts Receivable, Microsoft Excel and Accounts Payable.

Pay by Experience Level for Junior Accountant

An entry-level Junior Accountant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $41,215 based on 266 salaries. An early career Junior Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,233 based on 1,194 salaries. A mid-career Junior Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $46,848 based on 210 salaries. An experienced Junior Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,623 based on 185 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $47,467.
Employees with Junior Accountant in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 15.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (14.9% more) and New York, New York (5.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (10.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,945 survey responses.
Entry Level
13.7%
Early Career
61.4%
Mid Career
10.8%
Experienced
9.5%
Late Career
4.6%

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