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Accounting assistant salary in United States

How much does an Accounting Assistant make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $20.34
Low $15.34
High $26.97
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a accounting assistant is $20.34 per hour in the United States. 10.7k salaries reported, updated at November 25, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Years of experiencePer hour
Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Top companies for Accounting Assistants in United States

  1. Thurston County
    16 reviews10 salaries reported
    $41.95per hour
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Highest paying cities for Accounting Assistants near United States

  1. San Diego, CA
    $21.91 per hour
    94 salaries reported
  2. Philadelphia, PA
    $21.52 per hour
    31 salaries reported
  3. Elk Grove Village, IL
    $21.08 per hour
    18 salaries reported
  1. Phoenix, AZ
    $20.64 per hour
    85 salaries reported
  2. Eugene, OR
    $20.38 per hour
    15 salaries reported
  3. Rochester, NY
    $20.35 per hour
    24 salaries reported
  1. Dallas, TX
    $20.03 per hour
    53 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $18.94 per hour
    211 salaries reported
  3. Orlando, FL
    $18.49 per hour
    70 salaries reported
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Where can an Accounting Assistant earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Accounting Assistants

Most recommended skill

Accounting Degree(earn +3.32% more)

The jobs requiring this skill have increase by 2.05% since 2018. Accounting Assistants with this skill earn +3.32% more than the average base salary, which is $20.34 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
20122460increase by 2460
20137128increase by 189.76%
20149074increase by 27.30%
20156170decrease by 32.00%
20167248increase by 17.47%
20175092decrease by 29.75%
20185112increase by 0.39%
20195217increase by 2.05%

Top companies hiring Accounting Assistants with the recommended skill

Reston Limousine
Tressler LLP
6ixty 8ight Limited
Cavalier Logistics
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Top licenses
Top fields of study
Accounting Degree

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SkillsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
42 jobs43
3 jobs3
4 jobs4
16 jobs18
104 jobs129
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Most common benefits for Accounting Assistants

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 612 ratings

50% of Accounting Assistants in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Accounts Payable Clerk

Job openings

Average $20.71 per hour

Accounts Receivable Clerk

Job openings

Average $20.96 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for an Accounting Assistant

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