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Average Staff Accountant Salary

$50,900
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,989
Bonus
$1,700
Commission
$1,741
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Staff Accountant is $50,900.
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$40k
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$51k
90%
$64k
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$40k - $64k
Bonus
$397 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$295 - $5k
Commission
$203 - $10k
Total Pay
$38k - $64k
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What Do Staff Accountants Do?

Job Satisfaction for Staff Accountant

3.8 out of 5
(3,712)
Highly Satisfied
110Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Staff Accountant are from the companies EY (Ernst & Young), Moss Adams LLP and Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP. Reported salaries are highest at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP where the average pay is $59,054. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include EY (Ernst & Young) and Moss Adams LLP, earning around $56,942 and $55,049, respectively. Enterprise Holdings pays the lowest at around $46,044. CliftonLarsonAllen and Wipfli, Llp also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $48,956 and $49,644, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Staff Accountants?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Staff Accountants?

An entry-level Staff Accountant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $47,641 based on 1,777 salaries. An early career Staff Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,373 based on 12,421 salaries. A mid-career Staff Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,379 based on 3,896 salaries. An experienced Staff Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,799 based on 2,496 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $54,308.
Employees with Staff Accountant in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 11.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (10.6% more) and Los Angeles, California (7.8% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 22,144 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.0%
Early Career
56.1%
Mid Career
17.6%
Experienced
11.3%
Late Career
7.0%