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Staff Accountant Salary

How much does a Staff Accountant make in the United States?
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Salary Data for Staff Accountant

$71,443 (USD)/yr

$34 (USD)/hr

$2,501 (USD)/yr

$70,543 (USD)/yr

$34 (USD)/hr

$2,501 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Readies and maintains financial and business transactions, applying accounting principles, that include work that is analytical, evaluative, and advisory in nature and that requires an understanding of both accounting theory and practice. Utilizes knowledge of the fundamental doctrines, theories, principles, and terminology of accountancy, and often entails some understanding of such related fields as business law, statistics, and general management. Analyzes the effects of transactions upon account relationships. Evaluates alternative means of treating transactions. Plans the manner in which account structures should be developed or modified. Ensures the adequacy of the accounting system as the basis for reporting to management. Considers the need for new or changed controls. Projects accounting data to show the effects of proposed plans on capital investments, income, cash position, and overall financial condition. Interprets the meaning of accounting records, reports, and statements. Advises operating officials on accounting matters. Excludes paraprofessional accountants.
The average staff accountant salary in United States is $71,443 or an equivalent hourly rate of $34. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $2,501. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$51,094 (USD)

$88,234 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$82,822 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Staff Accountant will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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