Average Staff Accountant Salary

$49,826
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,970
Bonus
$2,000
Commission
$1,631
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Staff Accountant is $49,826.
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MEDIAN $49,826
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Salary
$39k - $62k
Bonus
$252 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$198 - $5k
Commission
$125 - $11k
Total Pay
$37k - $63k

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Job Description for Staff Accountant

Job Satisfaction for Staff Accountant

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The top respondents for the job title Staff Accountant are from the companies EY (Ernst & Young), Moss Adams LLP and Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC. Reported salaries are highest at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP where the average pay is $59,639. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include EY (Ernst & Young) and Moss Adams LLP, earning around $57,040 and $54,202, respectively. Enterprise Holdings pays the lowest at around $45,122. CliftonLarsonAllen and Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $48,483 and $49,342, respectively.

Career Paths

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Accounting Manager
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Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Staff Accountant

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.

Pay by Experience Level for Staff Accountant

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 $46,400 based on 2,050 salaries. An early career Staff Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,278 based on 13,506 salaries. A mid-career Staff Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,046 based on 4,148 salaries. An experienced Staff Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,340 based on 2,835 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $53,427.
Employees with Staff Accountant in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 10.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (9.9% more) and Los Angeles, California (8.2% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 24,289 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.4%
Early Career
55.6%
Mid Career
17.1%
Experienced
11.7%
Late Career
7.2%

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