How much does a Cost Accounting Manager make in the United States? The average Cost Accounting Manager salary in the United States is $129,680 as of June 27, 2024, but the range typically falls between $113,995 and $145,565. 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 Accounting Manager Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Cost Accounting Manager Salary $99,716 US June 27, 2024
25th Percentile Cost Accounting Manager Salary $113,995 US June 27, 2024
50th Percentile Cost Accounting Manager Salary $129,680 US June 27, 2024
75th Percentile Cost Accounting Manager Salary $145,565 US June 27, 2024
90th Percentile Cost Accounting Manager Salary $160,028 US June 27, 2024
25% $113,995 10% $99,716 90% $160,028 75% $145,565 $129,680 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.


Construction Management: Construction management (CM) is a professional service that uses specialized, project management techniques to oversee the planning, design, and construction of a project, from its beginning to its end. The purpose of CM is to control a project's time / delivery, cost and quality—sometimes referred to as a project management triangle or "triple constraints." CM is compatible with all project delivery systems, including design-bid-build, design-build, CM At-Risk and Public Private Partnerships. Professional construction managers may be reserved for lengthy, large-scale, high budget undertakings (commercial real estate, transportation infrastructure, industrial facilities, and military infrastructure), called capital projects.


Auditing: Auditing refers to the independent examination of financial information of any entity whether profit oriented or not. It is a safeguard measure that prevents corruption.

Analysis 7.37%
Construction Management 2.53%
Auditing 1.32%
Others 88.78%
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Job Description for Cost Accounting Manager

Cost Accounting Manager ensures that costs for the company's products and services are allocated according to corporate procedures and in compliance financial accounting standards. Oversees the cost control systems, manages and interprets cost audits, and prepares cost accounting reports for presentation to top management. Being a Cost Accounting Manager gathers historical cost data (materials, labor, depreciation, operating expenses, etc.), to compare budgets with actual expenses. Manages the cost accounting staff to complete projects. Additionally, Cost Accounting Manager requires a bachelor's degree or its equivalent. Typically reports to a Director. The Cost Accounting Manager manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met, adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. Extensive knowledge of department processes. To be a Cost Accounting Manager typically requires 5 years experience in a related area as an individual contributor. 1 to 3 years supervisory experience may be required. (Copyright 2024 View full job description

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Cost Accounting Manager salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Cost Accounting Manager, the highest Cost Accounting Manager salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Cost Accounting Manager salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Cost Accounting Manager salary is in Miami, FL, where the Cost Accounting Manager salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

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
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average

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