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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 $20.17
Low $15.18
High $26.82
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a accounting assistant is $20.17 per hour in the United States. 11.4k salaries reported, updated at September 19, 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
    $41.14per hour
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Highest paying cities for Accounting Assistants near United States

  1. Chicago, IL
    $32.75 per hour
    43 salaries reported
  2. Seattle, WA
    $24.11 per hour
    78 salaries reported
  3. San Diego, CA
    $21.68 per hour
    100 salaries reported
  1. Philadelphia, PA
    $21.33 per hour
    35 salaries reported
  2. Phoenix, AZ
    $20.44 per hour
    93 salaries reported
  3. Dallas, TX
    $20.01 per hour
    58 salaries reported
  1. Indianapolis, IN
    $19.86 per hour
    36 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $18.90 per hour
    221 salaries reported
  3. Wichita, KS
    $18.35 per hour
    53 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 license


(earn +10.50% more)

The jobs requiring this license have decrease by 8.06% since 2018. Accounting Assistants with this license earn +10.50% more than the average base salary, which is $20.17 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this licenseChange from previous year
2012168increase by 168
2013469increase by 179.17%
2014733increase by 56.29%
2015318decrease by 56.62%
2016419increase by 31.76%
2017202decrease by 51.79%
2018273increase by 35.15%
2019251decrease by 8.06%

Top companies hiring Accounting Assistants on Indeed

Cavalier Logistics
Marriott Vacations Worldwide
Beyond Healthcare
Global Impact
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Top skills
General Ledger Reconciliation
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

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Average $20.56 per hour

Accounts Receivable Clerk

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Average $20.75 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for an Accounting Assistant

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