The average salary for a Junior Accountant is $44,382.
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Job Description for Junior Accountant
Junior accountants provide a vital service to various companies by accurately recording corporate finances. Typical daily job duties include reconciling company bank accounts, balancing financial records and preparing monthly reports. They generally work with a team of other accountants and report to a senior accountant. The level of confidentiality and discretion required of junior accountants is great because they work with private company information and are given access to secure accounts. …Read more
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.
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Popular Skills for Junior Accountant
General Ledger Accounting
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.
Pay Difference by Location
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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
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