Average Staff Accountant with General Ledger Accounting Skills Salary

$50,418
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,976
Bonus
$1,000
Commission
$1,853
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Staff Accountant with General Ledger Accounting skills is $50,418.
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MEDIAN $50,418
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Salary
$40k - $64k
Bonus
$285 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$289 - $5k
Commission
$500 - $9k
Total Pay
$38k - $64k

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Job Description for Staff Accountant

The top respondents for the job title Staff Accountant are from the companies Robert Half International Inc., Starbucks Corporation and Novogradac and Company Llp. Reported salaries are highest at Starbucks Corporation where the average pay is $64,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Envestnet and EY (Ernst & Young), earning around $60,629 and $57,352, respectively. Enterprise Holdings pays the lowest at around $44,004. Catholic Charities and Novogradac and Company Llp also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $45,953 and $49,547, respectively.

Career Paths

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Staff Accountant
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Accounting Manager
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Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Staff Accountant

Skills in Financial Reporting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Bookkeeping, 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 $45,902 based on 502 salaries. An early career Staff Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,764 based on 6,187 salaries. A mid-career Staff Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,551 based on 2,340 salaries. An experienced Staff Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,969 based on 1,584 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $53,794.
Employees with Staff Accountant in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 13.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (8.2% more) and Los Angeles, California (7.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (0.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 11,618 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.3%
Early Career
53.3%
Mid Career
20.1%
Experienced
13.6%
Late Career
8.7%

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