General Ledger Accountant Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$64,000
$50,000
Min 10%
$64,000
Median 50%
$82,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Facebook
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
3.1 years
How much does a general ledger accountant make?
The national average salary for a General Ledger Accountant in the United States is $64,953 per year or $31.23 per hour. The top 10 percent make over $82,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent make under $50,000 per year. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for General Ledger Accountants are Professional companies and Technology companies. California, New York, Washington, New Jersey, and Alaska are some of the states with the best General Ledger Accountant salaries in the US. The typical tenure for a General Ledger Accountant is 3.1 years.
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Average General Ledger Accountant Salary By Location

Across America, General Ledger Accountants make on average $64,953 annually or $31.23 hourly. The city with the highest General Ledger Accountant salary is San Francisco, CA at $74,697 per year. The average starting salary in San Francisco, CA for General Ledger Accountants is $49,000. Some of the states with the best General Ledger Accountant salaries are California, New York, Washington, New Jersey, Alaska, West Virginia, and Virginia. Maine, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, and North Dakota are the lowest earners.

Map of General Ledger Accountant Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where General Ledger Accountants earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average General Ledger Accountant Salary By Company

There is good job security in General Ledger Accountant positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. Professional companies and Technology companies have the most job opportunities for General Ledger Accountants. Facebook and Trend Micro are the highest paying companies. In addition, companies like FireEye and Tech Data report highly competitive salaries for General Ledger Accountants.

Average General Ledger Accountant Pay By Industry

General Ledger Accountant salaries can vary depending on the industry. Our analysis shows that Technology companies, Retail companies, and Media companies pay higher-than-average wages for General Ledger Accountants. Technology companies pay their General Ledger Accountants the highest wages, averaging $69,560 per year. Retail companies and Media companies pay well too, at $67,608 and $66,858, respectively. At $62,927, the average salary for General Ledger Accountants in the Health Care industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Technology
Technology
$69,560
$70k
Retail
Retail
$67,608
$68k
Media
Media
$66,858
$67k
Professional
Professional
$65,361
$65k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$64,048
$64k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$63,640
$64k
Automotive
Automotive
$63,300
$63k
Health Care
Health Care
$62,927
$63k

General Ledger Accountant Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

General Ledger Accountant Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a General Ledger Accountant can range from $40,341 to $112,722 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 General Ledger Accountant Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
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03/20/2020
$81,393
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03/06/2020
$80,000
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03/06/2020
$80,000
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03/02/2020
$62,610
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02/29/2020
$60,000
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02/12/2020
$50,000
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01/22/2020
$35,000
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$37,566
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$62,610
State of Indiana
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$30,082
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