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Cost Accountant Salary

$83,477 (USD)

Average Salary

$40/hr

Average Hourly

$3,239

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 10, 2019

The average pay for a Cost Accountant is $83,477 a year and $40 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Cost Accountant is between $59,361 and $103,266. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Cost Accountant. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Provides detailed cost information not supplied by general accounting systems, applying principles of cost accounting.
  • Plans study and gathers data to determine costs of business activity, such as raw material purchases, inventory, and labor.
  • Analyzes data obtained and documents results.
  • Excludes paraprofessional cost accounting positions.
Cost Accountant Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Accountants and Auditors

Job family population: 1,259,930

Estimated population of Cost Accountant jobs: 38,755

Rate of error: 0.7%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$96,772
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Cost Accountant Job Listings for United States

Cost Accountant I
Dec 10
Webster, TX, USA
KUMA Associates
It is imperative for the Cost Accountant to be adept at maintaining the accuracy of the cost of goods sold by developing and monitoring product cost. You will do this by analyzing large amounts of ...
Senior Cost Accountant - Aerospace
Dec 9
Long Beach, CA, USA
StaffingForce
The Senior Cost Accountant position is responsible for the cost accounting function for the enterprise, costing projects, margin analysis and tracing costs back to underlying activities. This ...
*DIRECT HIRE* Process Cost Accountant in Huntington Beach
Dec 9
Huntington Beach, CA, USA
SkillsetGroup - Professional Staffing Solutions
We are looking to hire an Process Cost Accountant who has Bachelor's degree with emphasis in accounting and 2-4 years related experience in a manufacturing environment. This is a full time position ...
Cost Accountant
Dec 6
Merced, CA, USA
Balance Staffing - Sacramento
Applies principles of cost accounting to conduct studies which provide detailed cost information not supplied by general accounting systems. Role & Responsibilities · Plans study and collects data ...
Cost Accountant
Dec 5
Federal Way, WA, USA
Accounting Principals
Cost Accountant Accounting Principals is looking to hire a skilled Cost Accountant for a local company here in Federal Way, Washington. The ideal person will have previous experience within inventory ...

The average pay for a Cost Accountant is $83,477 a year and $40 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Cost Accountant is between $59,361 and $103,266. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Cost Accountant. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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