How much does an Accountant I make in the United States? The average Accountant I salary in the United States is $59,503 as of January 26, 2023, but the range typically falls between $54,119 and $65,515. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Job Description for Accountant I

Accountant I maintains financial records and ensures that financial transactions are properly recorded. Ensures the accuracy of entries to ledger accounts and reconciles subsidiary ledger accounts to the general ledger. Being an Accountant I compiles financial data to aid more senior accountants in the preparation of balance sheets, profit and loss statements and other financial reports. Assists in analyzing current costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations incurred to predict future revenues and expenses. Additionally, Accountant I typically requires a bachelor's degree in accounting or finance. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Accountant I work is closely managed. Works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. To be an Accountant I typically requires 0-2 years of related experience. (Copyright 2023 Salary.com)... View full job description

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City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-2.9%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 5.5%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 17.5%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-0.7%

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Skills associated with Accountant I: GAAP Standards, Balance Sheet Analysis, Spreadsheet intermediate, Financial Reporting ...More

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