Accounting Assistant Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$38,000
$30,000
Min 10%
$38,000
Median 50%
$49,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Northrop Grumman
Highest Paying City
Washington, DC
Highest Paying State
New Jersey
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 $38,815 per year or $18.66 per hour. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $49,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $30,000 per year. Professional companies and Health Care companies have the most job opportunities for Accounting Assistants. New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire 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 Location

The national average salary for an Accounting Assistant in the United States is $38,815 per year or $18.66 per hour. Working in Washington, DC as an Accounting Assistant will pay you the highest wages at around $52,764 per year. The average starting salary in Washington, DC for Accounting Assistants is $38,000. The highest earning states when it comes to Accounting Assistant salaries are New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. Louisiana, Mississippi, Iowa, Indiana, and Kansas are at the bottom for competitive pay.

Map of Accounting Assistant Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Accounting Assistants earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Accounting Assistant Salary By Company

There is good job security in Accounting Assistant positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. The most abundant employment opportunities for Accounting Assistants are in Professional companies and Health Care companies. Northrop Grumman and Sidley Austin are the highest paying companies. Also, companies like University of Tennessee and Thermo Fisher Scientific pay their Accounting Assistants very well.

Average Accounting Assistant Pay By Industry

The type of industry that an Accounting Assistant works in can influence their earning potential. Our analysis shows that Finance companies, Health Care companies, and Professional companies pay higher-than-average wages for Accounting Assistants. Finance companies pay Accounting Assistants an average salary of $41,069, Health Care companies pay $39,329, and Professional companys come in at $38,819. The types of companies that pay Accounting Assistants the least are in the Hospitality industry, where the average annual salary is $37,689.
Industry
Average Salary
Finance
Finance
$41,069
$41k
Health Care
Health Care
$39,329
$39k
Professional
Professional
$38,819
$39k
Retail
Retail
$38,667
$39k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$38,629
$39k
Construction
Construction
$38,063
$38k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$37,689
$38k

Accounting Assistant Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Accounting Assistant Salary By Experience Level

The salary for an Accounting Assistant can range from $26,683 to $57,221 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Accounting Assistant Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
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$37,566
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$41,740
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$24,000
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$31,388
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$29,218
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$21,914
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$37,566
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$37,566
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