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General Accountant Salary

$75,558 (USD)

Average Salary

$36/hr

Average Hourly

$2,645

Average Bonus

Last updated: November 21, 2019

The average pay for a General Accountant is $75,558 a year and $36 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a General Accountant is between $54,037 and $93,317. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a General 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:
  • 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.
General Accountant Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Accountants and Auditors

Job family population: 1,259,930

Estimated population of General Accountant jobs: 38,755

Rate of error: 0.7%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$87,593
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

General Accountant Job Listings for United States

General Accountant
Nov 20
Newark, CA, USA
Staffing Network
Process and review information and data used to generate the monthly general ledger and subsidiary ledgers, records and reports in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP ...
General Accountant
Nov 18
Phoenix, AZ, USA
NaturalData
General accounting skills, AP, AR, Journal entries, fixed assets, etc. * Office manager type * Detailed oriented * Clerical functions, office supply ordering, filing, etc.
General Accountant #9688
Nov 14
Des Moines, IA, USA
Midwest Professional Staffing
Midwest Professional Staffing is searching for a General Accountant to join a great office located in the Des Moines Metro. This ideal person for this position will be someone who recently received ...
General Accountant - Aerospace
Nov 11
Sonoma County, CA, USA
Patrick Allen Group, Inc.
This position will perform a variety of routine and non-routine accounting functions with focus on General Ledger accounting, as well as ensure effectiveness of internal controls and accuracy of ...
Senior Accountant (General Accounting) - Deerfield
Nov 20
Deerfield, Illinois, USA
AveXis Inc.
The Senior Accountant will be responsible for accounting; analysis and operations support related accounting and reporting activities for AveXis. This role will work closely with the broader ...

The average pay for a General Accountant is $75,558 a year and $36 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a General Accountant is between $54,037 and $93,317. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a General 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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