Average Project Accountant Salary

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The average salary for a Project Accountant is $56,617.
MEDIAN $56,617
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$43k - $77k
$503 - $7k
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$2 - $6k
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$41k - $77k

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Job Description for Project Accountant

Project Accountant Tasks
  • Generate and interpret financial records and statements for management.
  • Collaborate with project management team.
  • Analyze and report on financial project administration; profitability, utilization, budgets, and accruals.
  • Ensure compliance with state and federal regulations.
The top respondents for the job title Project Accountant are from the companies Hines Interests Ltd Partnership, Tutor Perini Corporation and Limbach Company, LLC. Reported salaries are highest at Hines Interests Ltd Partnership where the average pay is $82,061. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Aecom Corporation and Turner Construction Company, earning around $76,000 and $66,800, respectively. Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC pays the lowest at around $45,985. Limbach Company, LLC and Tutor Perini Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $46,571 and $50,000, respectively.

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Project Accountant
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Popular Skills for Project Accountant

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

Pay by Experience Level for Project Accountant

An entry-level Project Accountant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $47,955 based on 63 salaries. An early career Project Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,866 based on 734 salaries. A mid-career Project Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $59,289 based on 400 salaries. An experienced Project Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $62,236 based on 410 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $65,933.
Employees with Project Accountant in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 27.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (23.0% more) and New York, New York (21.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (3.7% less) and Chicago, Illinois (1.2% less).

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