$48,877
Avg. Salary

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$1,947

Profit Sharing

$1,559

Commission

$2,948

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.

$38,239 - $61,473
$38K
$49K
$61K
MEDIAN: $48,877
10%
50%
90%

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$14.72 - $26.26
$15
$20
$26
MEDIAN: $19.90
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90%

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$0$62K
Salary $38,239 - $61,473
Bonus $195 - $5,147
Profit Sharing $103 - $4,890
Commission $50.00 - $10,000
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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$35,937 - $62,116
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 19,049
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $14.72 - $26.26
Hourly Tips $0.25
Overtime $21.19 - $39.11
Annual Data $0$62K
Bonus $195 - $5,147
Commission $50.00 - $10,000
Profit Sharing $103 - $4,890
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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$35,937 - $62,116
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 5,840

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

  • Maintain records of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization.
  • Maintain general ledger as needed.
  • Analyze financial data in order to prepare financial reports.
  • Generate and interpret financial records and statements for management.

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Popular Skills for Staff Accountant

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: $48,200

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Staff Accountant Reviews

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

Staff Accountant in Twinsburg:
"Boring at times."
Pros: Every day is different
Cons: Monthend close is very repetitive

Staff Accountant in Summit:
"Corp culture."
Pros: Easy hrs.
Cons: Small firm.

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.

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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 4091 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Staff Accountant Salaries

▲6%

▲3%

▲3%

National Average
$48,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Staff Accountant Salaries



▲1%



National Average
$48,000

Microsoft Excel
▼2%

Tax Preparation
▼2%

ADP Payroll System
▼2%






▼5%

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4091 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 18%