How much does a Cost Accountant II make in the United States? The average Cost Accountant II salary in the United States is $81,016 as of February 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $73,026 and $89,812. 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, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Cost Accountant II Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Cost Accountant II Salary $65,751 US February 26, 2024
25th Percentile Cost Accountant II Salary $73,026 US February 26, 2024
50th Percentile Cost Accountant II Salary $81,016 US February 26, 2024
75th Percentile Cost Accountant II Salary $89,812 US February 26, 2024
90th Percentile Cost Accountant II Salary $97,821 US February 26, 2024
25% $73,026 10% $65,751 90% $97,821 75% $89,812 $81,016 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.


Analysis: Analysis is the process of considering something carefully or using statistical methods in order to understand it or explain it.


Bill of materials: Applying tools, methods, and practices in creating a list of raw materials, components, and instructions required to create a product.


Generally Accepted Accounting Principles: Helping and maintaining accounting rules and standards for financial reporting to ensure consistency and transparency.

Analysis 4.73%
Bill of materials 0.55%
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles 0.37%
Others 94.35%

Job Description for Cost Accountant II

Cost Accountant II determines and implements cost accounting procedures and methods. Responsible for the preparation and analysis of cost reports and costing audits. Being a Cost Accountant II examines and reviews unusual cost records and ensures cost data is allocated correctly. May require a bachelor's degree. Additionally, Cost Accountant II typically reports to a supervisor or manager. To be a Cost Accountant II typically requires 2 to 4 years of related experience. Gains exposure to some of the complex tasks within the job function. Occasionally directed in several aspects of the work. (Copyright 2024 View full job description

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For Cost Accountant II, the upper level is Cost Accountant III and then progresses to Cost Accountant IV.

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Cost Accountant II salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Cost Accountant II, the highest Cost Accountant II salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Cost Accountant II salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Cost Accountant II salary is in Miami, FL, where the Cost Accountant II salary is 2.9% lower than national average salary.

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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
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

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