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Cost Accountant I in the United States

How much does a Cost Accountant I earn in the United States? The average Cost Accountant I salary in the United States is $59,790 as of March 28, 2019, but the range typically falls between $54,011 and $65,746. 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, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View Cost of Living in Major Cities

Job Description

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. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. Typically requires 0-2 years of related experience. Works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. Work is closely managed.

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  1. This Job:

    Cost Accountant I

    0 - 2 years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

  2. Up a level:

    Cost Accountant II

    2 - 4 years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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