$55,795
Avg. Salary
$23.42
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,430

Bonus

$1,479

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Project Accountant is $23.42 per hour.

The average pay for a Project Accountant is $55,795 per year.

$17.96
10%
$23.42
50%
$30.50
90%
MEDIAN $23.42
$42k
10%
$56k
50%
$76k
90%
MEDIAN $55,795
$41,676 - $76,251
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$76K
MEDIAN: $55,795
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$17.96 - $30.50
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$0$76K
Salary $41,676 - $76,251
Bonus $496 - $6,828
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $6,085
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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$40,753 - $75,819
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,298
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $17.96 - $30.50
Overtime $26.25 - $46.40
Annual Data $0$75K
Bonus $496 - $6,828
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $6,085
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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$40,753 - $75,819
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 488

Job Description for Project Accountant

A project accountant is responsible for managing all the financial information related to a project or projects at their company. They keep track of each project's expenses and provides regular reports on whether the project is over or under budget. Individuals in this position may also be responsible for drawing up proposals for possible projects and informing managers how much a project could potentially cost and/or earn.

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Project Accountant Pay By Employer

$0$92K

$80,365

$66,800

$76,000

Common Career Paths for Project Accountant


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Though not the most common occurrence, Project Accountants sometimes become Financial Controllers, where the average income is $77K per year. Senior Accountants or Accounting Managers are common next-step roles for Project Accountants moving up in their careers; annual pay for Senior Accountants is $5K higher on average, and it's $6K higher for Accounting Managers.

Project Accountant Job Listings

Popular Skills for Project Accountant


Project Accountants seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Budgeting, Budget Management, Financial Reporting, and Financial Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Accounting and Payroll Administration as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. For most people, competency in Accounts Receivable indicates knowledge of Accounts Payable and Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Accountant

Pay by Experience for a Project Accountant has a positive trend. An entry-level Project Accountant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 440 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Project Accountant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 280 salaries. An experienced Project Accountant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 264 salaries. A Project Accountant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 103 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,814

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

Boston is home to an above-average pay rate for Project Accountants, 39 percent higher than the national average. Project Accountants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+37 percent), New York (+25 percent), Los Angeles (+9 percent), and Atlanta (+7 percent). With compensation 14 percent below the national average, Orlando is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in St. Louis and Louisville (12 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

Project Accountant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Project Accountant?

Project Accountant in New York:
"Fast Paced."
Pros: The many opportunities
Cons: The crowds

Project Accountant in Seattle:
"Rapidly Changing or Tedious."
Learn how to automate or put processes into steps and procedures for efficiency. Realize some days are going to be hectic with rapidly changing events and requests, other will be very tedious with a lot of data entry and calculations. If you can learn the ins and outs of Oracle EBS (R12), you will be highly helpful to the organization.

Project Accountant in Charlotte:
"Traffic/Commute."
Pros: I like working in Charlotte due to the commute from my home to my office. I am centered in Charlotte where all freeways are accessible.
Cons: I do not like the over crowding in Charlotte. There are not enough access roads and freeways to support the number of people living in Charlotte.

Project Accountant in Fairfax:
"Project Accountant Experience."
Pros: The family-like environment, flexible schedule, opportunities for training and advancement.
Cons: Uncooperative property managers and site employees.

Project Accountant in Salt Lake City:
"Work Hard."
Analyze data and assist managers.

Project Accountant in Los Angeles:
"Company History and Work Done In Past."
Do work for money. Work because you love what you do. Prove to employer that he needs you more that you need him. Then ask to me compensated over a period of time .

Project Accountant in Washington:
"Flexibility."
Pros: Flexibility within the job. Much of the work is done with your personal tastes.
Cons: Long hours at times. Accountants are often the first ones to arrive and the last ones to leave. Often feel under appreciated.

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Key Stats for Project Accountant

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 370 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Project Accountant Salaries

▲14%

▲9%

▲7%

National Average
$55,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Project Accountant Salaries

Budgeting
▲12%






National Average
$55,000

Billing
▼1%

Cost Accounting
▼1%

Microsoft Excel
▼1%


Project Coordinating
▼2%



Accounting
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 370 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 12%