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Accountant Average Salary in Italy 2019

How much money does an Accountant make in Italy?

2,660 EUR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as an Accountant in Italy typically earns around 2,660 EUR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Accountant salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Accountant Salary Distribution in Italy

Median and salary distribution monthly Italy Accountant

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Accountant salaries in Italy range between 1,250 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 3,937 EUR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 2,607 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Accountant are earning less than 2,607 EUR while the other half are earning more than 2,607 EUR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working as Accountant are earning less than 1,736 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 1,736 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Accountant are earning less than 3,141 EUR while 25% are earning more than 3,141 EUR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Accountant Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
1,438 EUR
2 - 5 Years    +37%  
1,975 EUR
5 - 10 Years    +12%  
2,217 EUR
10 - 15 Years    +22%  
2,701 EUR
15 - 20 Years    +18%  
3,185 EUR
20+ Years    +16%  
3,682 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Experience level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Accountant salaries by experience level. An Accountant with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 1,438 EUR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,975 EUR per month, 37% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 2,217 EUR per month, 12% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Accountant(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 2,701 EUR per month, 22% more than a person with five to ten years of experience. If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 3,185 EUR per month, 18% more than a person with ten to fifteen years of experience. Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 3,682 EUR per month, 16% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Italy Accountant

Accountant Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
1,814 EUR
Bachelor's Degree    +47%  
2,661 EUR
Master's Degree    +15%  
3,064 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add into your income? We broke down Accountant salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of an Accountant is 1,814 EUR per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 2,661 EUR per month, 47% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 3,064 EUR per month, 15% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.

Salary comparison by education level monthly Italy Accountant

Accountant Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
2,487 EUR
Male    +16%  
2,873 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Accountant employees in Italy earn 16% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Italy Accountant

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
2,354 EUR
Public Sector    +28%  
3,006 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Accountant employees in Italy earn 28% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Italy Accountant

Accountant Salary Trend and Forecast in Italy

How are Accountant salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Italy Accountant
Average Salary 2016    =  
2,449 EUR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
2,540 EUR
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
2,588 EUR
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
2,660 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Accountant salaries in Italy are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Accountant Average Hourly Wage in Italy

15 EUR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Italy for Accountant is 15 EUR. This means that the average Accountant in Italy earns approximatly 15 EUR for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Accountant VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Accountant and Accounting and Finance monthly ItalyWe compared Italy salaries for Accountant, Accounting and Finance, and All Jobs and we found that Accountant salaries are 25% less than those of Accounting and Finance. We also found out that Accounting and Finance salaries are 3% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Account Examiner2,344 EUR-12%
Account Executive3,546 EUR+33%
Accountant2,660 EUR=
Accounting Assistant2,574 EUR-3%
Accounting Associate2,507 EUR-6%
Accounting Clerk1,890 EUR-29%
Accounting Coordinator2,105 EUR-21%
Accounting Manager4,750 EUR+79%
Accounting Supervisor3,517 EUR+32%
Accounting Technician2,275 EUR-14%
Accounts Executive3,238 EUR+22%
Accounts Payable and Receivable Specialist2,984 EUR+12%
Accounts Payable Clerk1,865 EUR-30%
Accounts Payable Manager3,794 EUR+43%
Accounts Receivable Clerk2,022 EUR-24%
Accounts Receivable Manager4,064 EUR+53%
Assistant Accounting Manager3,093 EUR+16%
Assistant Auditor2,907 EUR+9%
Audit Supervisor4,974 EUR+87%
Auditing Clerk2,511 EUR-6%
Auditing Manager5,315 EUR+100%
Billing Coordinator2,925 EUR+10%
Billing Specialist3,040 EUR+14%
Billing Supervisor3,726 EUR+40%
Bookkeeper2,069 EUR-22%
Bookkeeping Specialist2,600 EUR-2%
Budget Analyst3,218 EUR+21%
Budget Manager4,275 EUR+61%
Business Support Analyst3,547 EUR+33%
Capital Markets Associate3,775 EUR+42%
Cash Flow Analyst3,619 EUR+36%
Cash Management Officer3,429 EUR+29%
Cashbook Clerk2,440 EUR-8%
Chartered Accountant3,171 EUR+19%
Collections Clerk1,962 EUR-26%
Collections Specialist2,498 EUR-6%
Corporate Treasurer6,599 EUR+148%
Cost Accountant2,925 EUR+10%
Cost Accounting Manager4,026 EUR+51%
Cost Analyst3,809 EUR+43%
Credit and Collection Manager4,140 EUR+56%
Credit and Collection Staff2,068 EUR-22%
Credit and Loans Officer2,153 EUR-19%
Credit Controller3,474 EUR+31%
Debt Adviser4,550 EUR+71%
Debt Collector3,220 EUR+21%
Debtors Clerk2,871 EUR+8%
Deputy CFO6,276 EUR+136%
Derivative Trader5,206 EUR+96%
Escrow Assistant3,092 EUR+16%
External Auditor3,933 EUR+48%
Finance Associate2,991 EUR+12%
Finance Executive6,312 EUR+137%
Finance Licensing Clerk2,274 EUR-15%
Finance Licensing Manager3,657 EUR+37%
Finance Licensing Specialist2,895 EUR+9%
Finance Officer4,114 EUR+55%
Finance President7,693 EUR+189%
Finance Relationship Manager4,977 EUR+87%
Finance Release Analyst3,646 EUR+37%
Finance Team Leader 4,067 EUR+53%
Financial Actuary3,630 EUR+36%
Financial Administrator3,238 EUR+22%
Financial Analyst3,991 EUR+50%
Financial Applications Specialist2,545 EUR-4%
Financial Assistant2,321 EUR-13%
Financial Associate2,753 EUR+3%
Financial Claims Analyst3,464 EUR+30%
Financial Claims Manager3,946 EUR+48%
Financial Commercial Analyst3,399 EUR+28%
Financial Compliance Analyst3,837 EUR+44%
Financial Consultant3,446 EUR+30%
Financial Controller3,571 EUR+34%
Financial Coordinator3,238 EUR+22%
Financial Customer Service Manager4,590 EUR+73%
Financial Dealer and Broker3,397 EUR+28%
Financial Encoder2,110 EUR-21%
Financial Manager7,466 EUR+181%
Financial Operations Manager5,346 EUR+101%
Financial Policy Analyst3,723 EUR+40%
Financial Project Manager3,600 EUR+35%
Financial Quantitative Analyst4,080 EUR+53%
Financial Reporting Consultant3,843 EUR+44%
Financial Reporting Manager4,525 EUR+70%
Financial Services Sales Agent3,411 EUR+28%
Fixed Assets Administrator3,001 EUR+13%
Forensic Accountant2,805 EUR+5%
Fraud Detection Supervisor3,593 EUR+35%
Fraud Prevention Manager5,514 EUR+107%
Fund Accountant2,844 EUR+7%
Grants Coordinator2,368 EUR-11%
Internal Auditor4,001 EUR+50%
Internal Control Adviser4,030 EUR+52%
Internal Control Officer3,415 EUR+28%
Inventory Accountant5,714 EUR+115%
Investment Analyst5,049 EUR+90%
Investment Fund Manager4,942 EUR+86%
Investment Underwriter2,228 EUR-16%
Investor3,535 EUR+33%
Investor Relations Manager4,737 EUR+78%
KYC Team Leader4,703 EUR+77%
Management Economist4,216 EUR+58%
Paymaster2,956 EUR+11%
Payroll Clerk2,182 EUR-18%
Payroll Manager3,733 EUR+40%
Pensions Administrator2,937 EUR+10%
Pricing Analyst4,060 EUR+53%
Private Equity Analyst4,231 EUR+59%
Proposal Development Coordinator2,889 EUR+9%
Receivables Accountant2,410 EUR-9%
Regulatory Accountant2,981 EUR+12%
Retirement Plan Analyst3,933 EUR+48%
Revenue Management Specialist3,318 EUR+25%
Revenue Recognition Analyst4,663 EUR+75%
Risk Management Director5,981 EUR+125%
Risk Management Supervisor4,616 EUR+74%
Tax Accountant2,795 EUR+5%
Tax Advisor3,584 EUR+35%
Tax Associate3,005 EUR+13%
Tax Manager5,556 EUR+109%
Teller1,757 EUR-34%
Treasury Accountant2,880 EUR+8%
Treasury Analyst3,880 EUR+46%
Underwriter2,227 EUR-16%
Underwriting Assistant2,047 EUR-23%
Vice President of Finance5,535 EUR+108%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bologna2,487 EUR
Catania2,421 EUR
Genova2,543 EUR
Milano2,768 EUR
Napoli2,712 EUR
Palermo2,599 EUR
Parma2,269 EUR
Rome2,825 EUR
Torino2,655 EUR
Trieste2,347 EUR
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