Staff Accountant Salary

The average pay for a Staff Accountant is $48,100 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$38,636 - $61,745
$39K
$49K
$62K
MEDIAN: $49,243
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50%
90%

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$14.75 - $26.18
$15
$20
$26
MEDIAN: $19.97
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$0$62K
Salary $38,636 - $61,745
Bonus $0.00 - $5,120
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $4,854
Commission $25.00 - $11,500
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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$36,120 - $62,411
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 9,426
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $14.75 - $26.18
Hourly Tips $0.25
Overtime $21.35 - $38.66
Annual Data $0$62K
Bonus $0.00 - $5,120
Commission $25.00 - $11,500
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $4,854
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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$36,120 - $62,411
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,084

Job Description for Staff Accountant

Staff accountants are responsible for a range of financial duties and practices, and computer skills are essential in this position to use advanced budgeting and auditing software programs, as well as type quickly and run various company reports. They are also responsible for maintaining a balanced budget and ensuring that all financial statements are prepared and audited carefully.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Staff Accountant


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Pay by Experience Level for Staff Accountant

Pay by Experience for a Staff Accountant has a positive trend. An entry-level Staff Accountant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 8,593 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Staff Accountant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 2,596 salaries. An experienced Staff Accountant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 1,839 salaries. A Staff Accountant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 845 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,580

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Staff Accountant Reviews

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

Staff Accountant in French Lick:
Pros: I really like the variety of work I do. I predominantly work with the company credit card accounts.
Cons: Sometimes I feel like I am not needed because I don't always have work to do.

Staff Accountant in Kokomo:
Pros: I like how I get to work with clients on their different needs and wants.
Cons: I really do not like doing constant data entry. It may only be right now that I have to do it, but I want to branch out and do other tasks.

Staff Accountant in Cleveland:
"Boring."
Pros: Pay.
Cons: Boring, not doing something I care about.

Staff Accountant in Memphis:
"New job loving it."
Pros: This is much more flexible than my previous position with less duties but more sense of accomplishment.
Cons: None yet.

Staff Accountant in Folsom:
"The Office Life."
Pros: The best part about where I work are the people I work with/for. Everyone is very nice and easy to work with.
Cons: Certain decisions that have been made I do not agree with.

Staff Accountant in Bakersfield:
Pros: Nice work culture and team work.
Cons: Benefit package could improve.

Staff Accountant in Hicksville:
"Settlement accounting."
Pros: Understanding the ins and outs of credit card processing industry from a merchant to the processor stand point. Processing the daily balancing of credit card associations.
Cons: The stress level, not enough perks.

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Key Stats for Staff Accountant

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2245 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Staff Accountant Salaries

▲5%

▲2%

▲2%

National Average
$49,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Staff Accountant Salaries



▼0%


National Average
$49,000


Microsoft Excel
▼2%


Tax Preparation
▼3%

ADP Payroll System
▼3%





▼6%

▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2245 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 18%