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Updated July 11, 2022

Average General Ledger Accountant Salary

$61,628 yearly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More

$29.63 hourly

Entry level Salary
$49,000 yearly
$49,000
10 %
$61,628
Median
$77,000
90 %

How much does a General Ledger Accountant make?

General ledger accountants make $61,628 per year on average, or $29.63 per hour, in the United States. General ledger accountants on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $49,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $77,000.

Location impacts how much a general ledger accountant can expect to make. General ledger accountants make the most in California, Oregon, Virginia, New York, and Connecticut.

Highest Paying States For General Ledger Accountants

The darker areas on the map show where general ledger accountants earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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General Ledger Accountant average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1California$72,711$34.966,454
2Oregon$66,833$32.13790
3District of Columbia$73,085$35.14356
4Connecticut$64,433$30.98638
5New York$65,566$31.522,585
6Nevada$60,949$29.30172
7Massachusetts$62,632$30.111,647
8Utah$58,119$27.94661
9New Jersey$63,970$30.751,323
10Virginia$65,569$31.52642
11Rhode Island$57,660$27.72252
12Delaware$58,483$28.12259
13Pennsylvania$59,316$28.52778
14Georgia$60,260$28.97633
15Washington$58,961$28.351,110
16Texas$57,778$27.781,596
17North Carolina$58,286$28.02510
18Louisiana$58,444$28.10171
19Kentucky$57,309$27.55179
20Ohio$55,657$26.76662
21Colorado$57,034$27.42509
22Illinois$55,610$26.741,063
23New Mexico$56,994$27.4099
24Maryland$57,372$27.58469
25Missouri$53,916$25.92425
26South Carolina$55,969$26.91211
27Wisconsin$53,951$25.94335
28Arizona$54,028$25.98417
29Minnesota$53,369$25.66493
30New Hampshire$49,869$23.98292
31Michigan$51,517$24.77478
32Florida$53,031$25.501,082
33Alabama$51,578$24.80227
34Idaho$48,378$23.26280
35Maine$47,658$22.91228
36Vermont$49,195$23.6584
37Arkansas$50,439$24.25117
38Alaska$52,599$25.2938
39South Dakota$47,175$22.68146
40Oklahoma$49,630$23.86177
41Hawaii$50,745$24.4063
42Nebraska$46,215$22.22393
43Wyoming$49,052$23.5832
44Montana$46,958$22.5895
45Iowa$45,765$22.00280
46West Virginia$48,047$23.1058
47North Dakota$43,492$20.91146
48Indiana$47,271$22.73317
49Kansas$47,462$22.82140
50Tennessee$43,717$21.02397
51Mississippi$43,704$21.01110

Highest Paying Cities For General Ledger Accountants

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1San Francisco, CA$76,627$36.84
2Washington, DC$73,120$35.15
3McLean, VA$66,526$31.98
4New York, NY$65,988$31.73
5Boston, MA$62,497$30.05
6Las Vegas, NV$60,582$29.13
7Atlanta, GA$60,281$28.98
8Philadelphia, PA$59,875$28.79
9Seattle, WA$59,081$28.40
10Raleigh, NC$58,872$28.30
11Austin, TX$58,129$27.95
12Baltimore, MD$57,618$27.70
13Littleton, CO$57,029$27.42
14Saint Louis, MO$54,453$26.18
15Phoenix, AZ$54,313$26.11

General Ledger Accountant Salary Details

General Ledger Accountant Salary

What is a General Ledger Accountant's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$77,000$6,417$37
75th Percentile$69,000$5,750$33
Average$61,628$5,136$30
25th Percentile$54,000$4,500$26
10th Percentile$49,000$4,083$24

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Accounting Manager/Controller$82,063$6,839$39.4558,292
Account Leader$98,900$8,242$47.55135,207
Accounting Manager$82,611$6,884$39.7292,089
Accountant/Consultant$56,700$4,725$27.2638,916
Finance Analyst/Accountant$58,317$4,860$28.04118,043
Cost Accountant$56,383$4,699$27.1139,925

Which Companies Pay General Ledger Accountants The Most?

The highest paying companies for general ledger accountants are Zoom Video Communications and Citi according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, companies like FireEye and Citrix report highly competitive wages for general ledger accountants.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Zoom Video Communications$104,865$50.42
2Citi$91,444$43.9678
3FireEye$83,625$40.20
4Citrix$82,277$39.5614
5KB Home$77,521$37.273
6SiFive$75,911$36.501
7Cree$75,678$36.383
8Emerson$74,981$36.0518
9JPMorgan Chase & Co.$74,154$35.6572
10MicroStrategy$72,990$35.09
11Amdocs$72,757$34.98
12Dana Incorporated$70,805$34.042
13Gilead Sciences$70,528$33.916
14Dover$69,923$33.626
15Myriad Genetics$69,915$33.612
16Siemens$69,543$33.4326
17Porch$65,955$31.712
18Alterra Mountain$65,791$31.63
19Energy Transfer$65,225$31.3616
20Africare$65,220$31.36

How Much Do General Ledger Accountants Make In Different Industries?

Here are some examples of how much a general ledger accountant salaries can based on different industries:

  1. The technology industry pays general ledger accountants an average salary of $70,040

  2. The manufacturing industry pay $62,103

  3. The lowest paying industry for general ledger accountants is the hospitality industry. General ledger accountants in this industry earn an average salary of $56,778

Highest Paying Industries For General Ledger Accountants

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Technology$70,040$33.67
2Manufacturing$62,103$29.86
3Transportation$60,128$28.91
4Professional$59,552$28.63
5Health Care$58,099$27.93
6Hospitality$56,778$27.30

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General Ledger Accountant Salary Trends

The salary for a general ledger accountant can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation 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.

General Ledger Accountant Salary By Experience Level

Experience Level  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
Entry Level$38,300$18.40
Mid Level$57,300$27.57
Senior Level$107,000$51.42

Average General Ledger Accountant Salary Over Time

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

    General Ledger Accountant Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$61,600$29.63+2.7%
    2021$59,900$28.82+1.5%
    2020$59,100$28.40+1.6%
    2019$58,100$27.93+1.7%
    2018$57,100$27.45+1.4%

    Recently Added General Ledger Accountant Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Greenix Holdings, LLCGeneral Ledger AccountantOrem, UT06/01/2022$60,000
    Butler America AerospaceGeneral Ledger AccountantWaco, TX06/01/2022$41,740
    Job Listingsmonarch Casino & Resort, Inc.General Ledger AccountantBlack Hawk, CO05/31/2022$50,088
    Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing ServicesGeneral Ledger AccountantSeattle, WA05/31/2022$47,756
    Design Associate (5-Day) In Oak Brook, IllinoisGeneral Ledger (GL)/Staff AccountantGolden Valley, MN05/31/2022$80,000
    CcswwGeneral Ledger AccountantSeattle, WA05/31/2022$47,756
    Colorado Coalition for The HomelessGeneral Ledger Accountant IIIDenver, CO05/30/2022$63,107
    Masiello Employment ServicesTemporary General Ledger AccountantKeene, NH05/27/2022$73,045
    Butler Technical GroupGeneral Ledger AccountantWaco, TX05/24/2022$41,740
    Alterra Mountain CoGeneral Ledger AccountantDenver, CO05/20/2022$57,000

    General Ledger Accountant Salaries FAQs

    What state pays General Ledger Accountants the most?

    California pays General Ledger Accountants the most in the United States, with an average salary of $73,085 per year, or $35.14 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a General Ledger Accountant?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a General Ledger Accountant if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in California you should be paid close to $72,711 per year.

    What type of General Ledger Accountant gets paid the most?

    Account Leader gets paid the most. Account Leader made a median salary of $98,900. The best-paid 10 percent make $121,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $80,000.

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