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Accounting and Finance Average Salaries in Barcelona 2021

How much money does a person working in Accounting and Finance make in Barcelona?

Average Monthly Salary
3,220 EUR
( 38,600 EUR yearly)


A person working in Accounting and Finance in Barcelona typically earns around 3,220 EUR per month. Salaries range from 1,440 EUR (lowest average) to 6,230 EUR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Accounting and Finance careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Account Examiner1,750 EUR
Account Executive2,790 EUR
Accountant2,210 EUR
Accounting Assistant1,720 EUR
Accounting Associate1,700 EUR
Accounting Clerk1,420 EUR
Accounting Coordinator2,060 EUR
Accounting Manager4,550 EUR
Accounting Supervisor2,850 EUR
Accounting Technician1,590 EUR
Accounts Executive2,650 EUR
Accounts Payable and Receivable Specialist2,280 EUR
Accounts Payable Clerk1,690 EUR
Accounts Payable Manager3,980 EUR
Accounts Receivable Clerk1,750 EUR
Accounts Receivable Manager4,070 EUR
Assistant Accounting Manager3,980 EUR
Assistant Auditor2,210 EUR
Audit Supervisor3,990 EUR
Auditing Clerk1,850 EUR
Auditing Manager4,390 EUR
Billing Coordinator2,030 EUR
Billing Specialist2,270 EUR
Billing Supervisor3,300 EUR
Bookkeeper1,500 EUR
Bookkeeping Specialist2,090 EUR
Budget Analyst3,820 EUR
Budget Manager4,390 EUR
Business Support Analyst2,460 EUR
Capital Markets Associate3,130 EUR
Cash Flow Analyst3,170 EUR
Cash Management Officer2,550 EUR
Cashbook Clerk1,580 EUR
Chartered Accountant2,720 EUR
Collections Clerk1,460 EUR
Collections Specialist2,310 EUR
Corporate Treasurer4,130 EUR
Cost Accountant2,170 EUR
Cost Accounting Manager4,150 EUR
Cost Analyst3,260 EUR
Credit and Collection Manager4,260 EUR
Credit and Collection Staff1,790 EUR
Credit and Loans Officer1,710 EUR
Credit Controller3,080 EUR
Debt Adviser3,390 EUR
Debt Collector1,880 EUR
Debtors Clerk1,540 EUR
Deputy CFO5,960 EUR
Derivative Trader3,490 EUR
Escrow Assistant1,930 EUR
External Auditor2,930 EUR
Finance Associate2,020 EUR
Finance Executive4,330 EUR
Finance Licensing Clerk1,680 EUR
Finance Licensing Manager3,940 EUR
Finance Licensing Specialist2,490 EUR
Finance Officer2,080 EUR
Finance President6,210 EUR
Finance Relationship Manager4,650 EUR
Finance Release Analyst2,450 EUR
Finance Team Leader 4,800 EUR
Financial Actuary3,290 EUR
Financial Administrator3,460 EUR
Financial Analyst3,960 EUR
Financial Applications Specialist2,620 EUR
Financial Assistant1,890 EUR
Financial Associate1,920 EUR
Financial Claims Analyst2,770 EUR
Financial Claims Manager3,860 EUR
Financial Commercial Analyst3,150 EUR
Financial Compliance Analyst3,550 EUR
Financial Consultant2,850 EUR
Financial Controller3,400 EUR
Financial Coordinator2,090 EUR
Financial Customer Service Manager3,730 EUR
Financial Dealer and Broker2,310 EUR
Financial Encoder1,910 EUR
Financial Manager5,540 EUR
Financial Operations Manager5,180 EUR
Financial Policy Analyst3,260 EUR
Financial Project Manager4,300 EUR
Financial Quantitative Analyst3,710 EUR
Financial Reporting Consultant2,970 EUR
Financial Reporting Manager3,970 EUR
Financial Services Sales Agent2,310 EUR
Fixed Assets Administrator2,240 EUR
Forensic Accountant2,450 EUR
Fraud Detection Supervisor2,770 EUR
Fraud Prevention Manager4,290 EUR
Fund Accountant2,060 EUR
Grants Coordinator1,740 EUR
Internal Auditor3,010 EUR
Internal Control Adviser3,470 EUR
Internal Control Officer1,960 EUR
Inventory Accountant2,240 EUR
Investment Analyst4,180 EUR
Investment Fund Manager4,540 EUR
Investment Underwriter1,990 EUR
Investor2,760 EUR
Investor Relations Manager4,040 EUR
KYC Team Leader4,010 EUR
Management Economist4,650 EUR
Paymaster1,860 EUR
Payroll Clerk1,920 EUR
Payroll Manager4,050 EUR
Pensions Administrator2,230 EUR
Pricing Analyst3,700 EUR
Private Equity Analyst3,670 EUR
Proposal Development Coordinator1,910 EUR
Receivables Accountant2,080 EUR
Regulatory Accountant2,490 EUR
Retirement Plan Analyst3,510 EUR
Revenue Management Specialist3,530 EUR
Revenue Recognition Analyst3,890 EUR
Risk Management Director4,950 EUR
Risk Management Supervisor3,980 EUR
Tax Accountant2,130 EUR
Tax Advisor3,220 EUR
Tax Associate1,870 EUR
Tax Manager4,390 EUR
Teller1,350 EUR
Treasury Accountant2,300 EUR
Treasury Analyst3,500 EUR
Underwriter1,610 EUR
Underwriting Assistant1,470 EUR
Vice President of Finance5,870 EUR

Accounting and Finance Jobs Salary Distribution in Barcelona

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Accounting and Finance salaries in Barcelona range from 1,440 EUR per month (minimum average salary) to 6,230 EUR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 3,480 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Accounting and Finance are earning less than 3,480 EUR while the other half are earning more than 3,480 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.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Accounting and Finance are earning less than 2,210 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,210 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Accounting and Finance are earning less than 5,240 EUR while 25% are earning more than 5,240 EUR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

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 plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Spain costs anywhere from 13,600 Euro(s) to 40,700 Euro(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Accounting and Finance Salary Comparison By Gender

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Spain who work in Accounting and Finance earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.

2,860 EUR
2,710 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Spain for all Careers

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Accounting and Finance Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Spain

How much are annual salary increments in Spain for Accounting and Finance professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Accounting and Finance

Accounting and Finance professionals in Spain are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Spain / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Spain is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Spain for the year 2020. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Accounting and Finance Bonus and Incentive Rates in Spain

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Spain Accounting and Finance
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Accounting and Finance is considered to be a high bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

25% of surveyed staff in Accounting and Finance reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 75% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 6% to 8% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Accounting and Finance Hourly Average Wage in Barcelona

19 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Barcelona is 19 EUR. This means that the average person in Barcelona earns approximately 19 EUR for every worked hour.

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

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked 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 the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Accounting and Finance VS Other Jobs

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The average salary for Accounting and Finance is 3% more than that of All Jobs.

Barcelona VS Spain

Salary Comparison Between Barcelona and Spain monthly Accounting and Finance
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We compared Accounting and Finance salaries in Barcelona and Spain and we found that Barcelona salaries are 15% more than those of Spain.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Barcelona3,220 EUR
Bilbao2,760 EUR
Las Palmas2,820 EUR
Madrid3,270 EUR
Malaga2,990 EUR
Murcia2,930 EUR
Palma de Mallorca2,880 EUR
Sevilla3,110 EUR
Valencia3,160 EUR
Zaragoza3,050 EUR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Spain earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
2,650 EUR
Public Sector+5%
2,770 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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