An Assistant Accountant earns an average salary of R185,299 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. A skill in Reconciliation is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

R97,518 - R308,503
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MEDIAN: R190,110
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Salary R97,518 - R308,503
Bonus R5,128 - R29,590
Profit Sharing R9,203
Commission R3,000
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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R99,290 - R314,200
  • Country: South Africa
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 297

Common Career Paths for Assistant Accountant


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Assistant Accountant Job Listings

Popular Skills for Assistant Accountant

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Accountant

Pay by Experience for an Assistant Accountant has a positive trend. An entry-level Assistant Accountant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R171,000 based on 154 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Assistant Accountant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R211,000 based on 90 salaries. An experienced Assistant Accountant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R240,000 based on 46 salaries. An Assistant Accountant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R358,000 based on 7 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R194,328

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

Assistant Accountant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Assistant Accountant?

Assistant Accountant in Johannesburg:
"Learn and leave."
Pros: It's the kind of job to be treated as a rung on a ladder in order to enjoy the unique challenges it presents.
Cons: It can be very monotonous and repetitive so much that depending on your work ethic you can quickly run out of challenging things to learn.

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Key Stats for Assistant Accountant

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Assistant Accountant Salaries

Late-Career
▲84%

▲24%

▲8%

National Average
R194,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Assistant Accountant Salaries

Reconciliation
▲35%


National Average
R194,000

Auditing
▼1%

▼8%

Accounting
▼10%

General Ledger Accounting
▼15%

Accounts Payable
▼23%

Financial Analysis
▼23%

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 36%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
vision benefits
Vision: 5%
no benefits
None: 63%