Government Accountant Salary in the United States

How much does a Government Accountant make in the United States? The average Government Accountant salary in the United States is $58,842 as of October 30, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $50,800 and $68,766. 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. 

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$50,800 to $68,766
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Pacific Consolidated Industries LLC - Riverside , CA
Accounting/Finance (950) Reports To: Director of Finance & Accounting FLSA Status: Exempt Pacific ... government contracts, enjoys working in a fast pace, diverse, team-oriented, manufacturing ...
ZipRecruiter - 2 days ago
Guidehouse - Hill Air Force Base , UT
... data within Government accounting and information systems. This FM support is technical and administrative in nature. Qualifications: Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor's degree in Business ...
Capital Markets Placement - 5 days ago
Cybercoders - Grand Junction , CO
Auditing * CPA * Public Accounting * Government * Non-profit * S-Corp * Government Accounting * Client Engagements * Training * Management * Accounting * Budget Management * Financial Statements
CyberCoders, Inc - 3 days ago
Requires experience with Government accounting system. * Proficiency in using spreadsheet and word processing software. * Ability to consistently deliver the highest quality of work under extreme ...
ZipRecruiter - 3 days ago
Accounting Principals - Long Beach , CA
One of our long-standing clients in the government/civil services industry, located in Long Beach is looking for an interim Accountant to help the department. Position: Grant Accountant • Pay Rate ...
Accounting Principals - 9 days ago
Next Insurance - Palo Alto , CA
... government reporting requirements Participate in implementing policies and procedures in accordance with GAAP Support company's audits Assist operating business units with accounting and reporting ...
iHire - 9 days ago
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These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Government Accountant in the United States. The base salary for Government Accountant ranges from $50,800 to $68,766 with the average base salary of $58,842. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $57,418 to $77,573 with the average total cash compensation of $66,947.

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