Accountant Salary 2017

Average (mean) accountant full time annual salary in the UK is £43,463 and the median £38,402 for part time employees this drops to a mean of £20,052.

For men the mean full time salary of £48,209 is 31% higher than the full time mean for women £36,876.

This is calculated on the basis of different levels of accountant jobs in the UK and is based on the provisional ONS dataset (Occupation (4 digit SOC) – ASHE: Table 14) which was released on 26 October 2016.

Accountants salary’s in the UK can vary depending on experience and the hiring company. As a trainee accountant at an entry level, you might get a starting salary of £16,000 to £21,000. And when you are an experienced senior account, this will go up to +£50,000 for a chartered accountant or management accountant. Also, you should always expect to earn a bit more if you are an accountant in London area or working as a freelancer.

Here is the list of average account salaries in the UK for different roles in accountancy:

Junior Accountant £15,873
Assistant Accountant £21,524
Staff Accountant £24,685
Tax Accountant £32,502
Management Accountant £32,938
Senior Accountant £33,220
Chartered Accountant £33,583
Financial Accountant £35,298
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) £37,953

The four largest accountancy practices are commonly known as the ‘Big Four’ and pay at the top of the market. The Big Four include PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Deloitte and EY. The accountant salaries in London area are the highest in the UK especially if you are a qualified one.