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Average Entry-Level Staff Accountant Salary

$47,678
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,926
Bonus
$1,229
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Staff Accountant is $47,678.
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$37k
MEDIAN
$48k
90%
$58k
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What Do Staff Accountants Do?

The top respondents for the job title Staff Accountant are from the companies EY (Ernst & Young), Moss Adams LLP and Myers and Stauffer. Reported salaries are highest at EY (Ernst & Young) where the average pay is $56,177. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include KPMG, LLP and Moss Adams LLP, earning around $53,353 and $53,256, respectively. Myers and Stauffer pays the lowest at around $48,437. Novogradac and Company Llp and Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $48,808 and $49,392, respectively.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Staff Accountants?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Staff Accountants?

An early career Staff Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $50,373 based on 12,421 salaries. A mid-career Staff Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,379 based on 3,896 salaries. An experienced Staff Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,841 based on 2,496 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $54,327.
Employees with Staff Accountant in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 10.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (8.8% more) and Chicago, Illinois (6.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (3.4% less) and Dallas, Texas (0.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 20,367 survey responses.
Early Career
61.0%
Mid Career
19.1%
Experienced
12.3%
Late Career
7.6%