Accountant Salary in Australia

AU$64,200
per year
per hour
AU$30.60
per hour
per year
Bonus
AU$1,980/year
Commission
AU$2,670/year
Profit Sharing
AU$2,310/year
Bonus
AU$2.30/hour
Commission
AU$3.10/hour
Profit Sharing
AU$2.70/hour

Accountant - Average Salary

The average salary for an Accountant is AU$64,200 per year (AU$30.60 per hour), which is AU$1,160 (-2%) lower than the national average salary in Australia.
An Accountant can expect an average starting salary of AU$40,600. The highest salaries can exceed AU$125,000.
AU$40,600
Low
AU$64,200
Average
AU$125,000
High
AU$22.70
Low
AU$30.60
Average
AU$64.90
High
Total compensation includes salary, bonus, commission and profit sharing.
AU$0
AU$77,400
AU$154,720
Base SalaryAU$40,600 - 125,000
BonusAU$0 - 10,670
CommissionAU$500 - 7,850
Profit SharingAU$0 - 11,200
Total CompensationAU$41,100 - 154,720
AU$0
AU$49.70
AU$99.30
Base SalaryAU$22.70 - 64.90
BonusAU$0 - 12.3
CommissionAU$0.60 - 9.10
Profit SharingAU$0 - 13
Total CompensationAU$23.30 - 99.30

Accountant Salary - Distribution

Low
AU$40,600
Average
AU$64,200
Senior
AU$83,500
High
AU$125,000
Low
AU$22.70
Average
AU$30.60
Senior
AU$41.80
High
AU$64.90
Among accountants, Junior Accountants tend to have the lowest salaries, while more experienced workers like Senior Accountants enjoy the highest salaries.

Accountant - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Senior AccountantAU$84K/year
+30% 
Insolvency AccountantAU$66K/year
+3% 
Graduate AccountantAU$53K/year
 -17%
Junior AccountantAU$44K/year
 -32%

Accountant - Pay by Experience Level

An entry level Accountant with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$41,100. A mid career Accountant with 4-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$63,200, while a senior Accountant with 10-20 years of experience makes on average AU$83,500. Accountants with more than 20 years of experience earn AU$92,300 on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of an Accountant

Late Career▲ +44%
Senior▲ +30%
Average SalaryAU$64,200/year
Mid Career▼ -2%
Entry Level▼ -36%

Gender Breakdown

Female
39%
Male
61%

Accountant - Jobs by Location

Accountant - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Accountant jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months.
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