Average Staff Accountant Salary

$49,702
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,967
Bonus
$2,000
Commission
$1,642
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Staff Accountant is $49,702.
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$39k
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MEDIAN $49,702
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Salary
$39k - $62k
Bonus
$246 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$199 - $5k
Commission
$125 - $11k
Total Pay
$37k - $63k

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Job Description for Staff Accountant

Staff Accountant Tasks
  • Analyze financial data in order to prepare financial reports.
  • Generate and interpret financial records and statements for management.
  • Maintain records of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization.
  • Maintain general ledger as needed.
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 $59,358. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include EY (Ernst & Young) and Moss Adams LLP, earning around $56,525 and $53,682, respectively. CliftonLarsonAllen pays the lowest at around $48,483. Myers and Stauffer and Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $48,819 and $49,342, respectively.

Career Paths

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Staff Accountant
Senior Accountant
Accounting Manager
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Staff Accountant

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

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 $46,250 based on 2,078 salaries. An early career Staff Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,121 based on 13,514 salaries. A mid-career Staff Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,916 based on 4,158 salaries. An experienced Staff Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,947 based on 2,848 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $53,382.
Employees with Staff Accountant in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 10.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (9.8% more) and Los Angeles, California (8.2% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 24,355 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.5%
Early Career
55.5%
Mid Career
17.1%
Experienced
11.7%
Late Career
7.2%