$49,171
Avg. Salary
$19.98
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,958

Bonus

$1,550

Profit Sharing

$2,048

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Staff Accountant is $19.98 per hour.

The average pay for a Staff Accountant is $49,171 per year.

$14.80
10%
$19.98
50%
$26.32
90%
MEDIAN $19.98
$39k
10%
$49k
50%
$62k
90%
MEDIAN $49,171
$38,529 - $61,796
$39K
$49K
$62K
MEDIAN: $49,171
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90%

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$14.80 - $26.32
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$0$62K
Salary $38,529 - $61,796
Bonus $200 - $5,172
Profit Sharing $197 - $4,881
Commission $197 - $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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$36,169 - $62,442
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 18,666
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $14.80 - $26.32
Hourly Tips $0.25
Overtime $21.33 - $38.95
Annual Data $0$62K
Bonus $200 - $5,172
Commission $197 - $10,000
Profit Sharing $197 - $4,881
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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$36,169 - $62,442
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 5,855

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
  • Reconcile balance sheets, accounts, and invoices.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and ad hoc reports with variance explanations.
  • Prepare and post entries to the general ledger and manage the monthly close process.
  • Prepare and implement audit schedules and process re-engineering to reduce financial errors.

Staff Accountant Pay By Employer

$0$70K

EY (Ernst & Young)
119 profiles
$56,000

Moss Adams LLP
32 profiles
$53,204

$49,099

$48,265

$58,445

DaVita Inc.
10 profiles
$42,973

$57,493

$50,368

$53,894

Wipfli, Llp
9 profiles
$49,525

Common Career Paths for Staff Accountant


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Staff Accountant Job Listings

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: $48,496

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Staff Accountant Reviews

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

Staff Accountant in Mahtomedi:
"Account Keeping."
Pros: I enjoy the responsibility and accuracy this position requires. Every day I have plenty to keep my busy. I accomplish important projects for the entire company. It's rewarding.
Cons: Some days are long to get timely projects or bills paid. Can be stressful.

Staff Accountant in Kansas City:
"Busy.... I have to think in the micro and macro."
Pros: Freedom to make decisions.
Cons: The pay.

Staff Accountant in Hampton:
Pros: I love the tasks that needed to be done. I felt like I had a important role in the university and can also understand what it takes to start a business.
Cons: Working with a lot if people. Sometimes you can run into people that have their opinion on how things should get done and would feel annoyed if you didn't do it their way.

Staff Accountant in Pendleton:
"I Love The Challenges And Constant Learning Experiences."
Pros: I will never get "bored" with my job. It gives me ongoing learning experiences. My favorite part is working with clients and providing them a service they need and that can be helpful in helping their business grow successfully! This job provides many challenges which I enjoy.
Cons: You work a lot of hours that can take away time from family and friends.

Staff Accountant in Flower Mound:
"Being A Staff Accountant."
Pros: The ability to learn new things on a daily basis and receive training from the highly intelligent CPAs within the firm.
Cons: The stress level to meet deadlines can be a bit overwhelming and can leave little free time for a personal life.

Staff Accountant in Atlanta:
"More Aggressive And Focused."
Learn all you can because it may not help you where you are now but it may in the future.

Staff Accountant in St. Joseph:
"Provide A Very Valuable Service To Disabled People."
Pros: Love doing accounting and feel that my position is very helpful to disabled people in my community.
Cons: My first level manager who is a CPA and is a very smart person in her field doesn't posses any personable management skills and is very hard to work for. Gives conflicting instructions constantly, asks to have you do something one way this time and totally opposite the next time.

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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 4256 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

▲5%

▲2%

▲2%

National Average
$48,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Staff Accountant Salaries



▼0%


National Average
$48,000


Microsoft Excel
▼2%

ADP Payroll System
▼2%


Tax Preparation
▼3%





▼6%

▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4256 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: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 19%