Cost Accountant I Salaries

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Alternate Job Titles: Cost Accountant I, Entry Level Cost Accountant

What is the average annual salary for Cost Accountant I?
The annual salary for someone with the job title Cost Accountant I may vary depending on a number of factors including industry, company size, location, years of experience and level of education. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Cost Accountant I in the United States.

This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Cost Accountant I in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Cost Accountant I in the United States is $48,604 so 50% of the people who perform the job of Cost Accountant I in the United Sates are expected to make less than $48,604.

Source: HR Reported data as of December 2014

Median $48,604
  • 10%$38,684
  • 25%$43,412
  • 75%$55,109
  • 90%$61,031

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Job Description for Cost Accountant I

Determines and implements cost accounting procedures and methods. Responsible for the preparation and analysis of cost reports and costing audits. Examines and reviews unusual cost records and ensures cost data is allocated correctly. May require a bachelor's degree and 0-2 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Works under immediate supervision. Primary job functions do not typically require exercising independent judgment. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. View Cost Accountant I job description

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Categories:  Accounting, Entry Level, Financial Services

Industries:  Aerospace & Defense, Biotechnology, Business Services, Chemicals, Construction, Edu., Gov't. & Nonprofit, Energy & Utilities, Financial Services, Healthcare, Hospitality & Leisure, Insurance, Internet, Media, MFG Durable, MFG Nondurable, Pharmaceuticals, Retail & Wholesale, Software & Networking, Telecom, Transportation

Similar Job Titles:  Cost Accountant III, Cost Accountant II, Cost Analyst I, Cost Accountant IV, Accountant I, Tax Accountant I, Financial Reporting Accountant I, Cost Accounting Manager, Cost Accounting Supervisor I

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