ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$39,000
$27,000
Min 10%
$39,000
Median 50%
$55,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Carnival Cruise Line
Highest Paying City
Anchorage, AK
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
2.6 years
How much does an accounting assistant make?
As an Accounting Assistant in the USA, you can expect to earn on average $39,389 per year or $18.94 per hour. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $55,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $27,000 per year. Professional companies and Health Care companies have the most job opportunities for Accounting Assistants. Alaska, New Jersey, Delaware, New York, and Connecticut are some of the states with the best Accounting Assistant salaries in the US. The typical tenure for an Accounting Assistant is 2.6 years.

Average Accounting Assistant Salary By Company

If you are an Accounting Assistant, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Accounting Assistants are Professional companies and Health Care companies. Companies like Carnival Cruise Line or Kroger will get you the highest pay packages. Companies like EKS&H and KEPRO also pay high salaries to their Accounting Assistants.

Average Accounting Assistant Salary By Location

Accounting Assistants in the US makes an average salary of $39,389 per year or $18.94 per hour. Accounting Assistants make the most in Anchorage, AK at about $48,057 per year. The average starting salary in Anchorage, AK for Accounting Assistants is $40,000. Some of the states with the best Accounting Assistant salaries are Alaska, New Jersey, Delaware, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island. North Dakota, Oklahoma, Florida, North Carolina, and Georgia are the lowest earners.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Anchorage, AK
$48,057
2
Philadelphia, PA
$42,989
3
San Francisco, CA
$42,932
4
New York, NY
$42,873
5
Baltimore, MD
$41,616

Average Accounting Assistant Salary By Industry

The type of industry that an Accounting Assistant works in can influence their earning potential. Our analysis shows that Manufacturing companies, Retail companies, and Hospitality companies pay higher-than-average wages for Accounting Assistants. Manufacturing companies pay Accounting Assistants an average salary of $40,195, Retail companies pay $39,846, and Hospitality companys come in at $39,400. The types of companies that pay Accounting Assistants the least are in the Professional industry, where the average annual salary is $37,913.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Manufacturing
$40,195
2
Retail
$39,846
3
Hospitality
$39,400
4
Health Care
$39,312
5
Finance
$39,300

RECENTLY ADDED Accounting Assistant SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
10/31/2019
$40,000
Accountemps
Accounting Assistant
Houston, TX
10/31/2019
$37,566
Atrium Staffing
Accounting Assistant
10/31/2019
$45,000
Advantage Resourcing
Accounting Assistant
Irvine, CA
10/31/2019
$36,523
Accountemps
Accounting Assistant
Riverside, CA
10/31/2019
$35,145
Careerbuilder-Us
Accounting Assistant
Miami, FL
10/31/2019
$45,000
Atrium Staffing
Accounting Assistant
New York, NY
10/31/2019
$50,000
10/31/2019
$45,000
Ledgent Finance & Accounting
Accounting Assistant
San Francisco, CA
10/31/2019
$55,000
San Diego, CA
10/31/2019
$33,392
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