I've been at this small business construction company for 2 years (right out of college) with my accounting degree. I started at $12/hr and now only make $15/hr. I do all of the payables, receivables, payroll, journal entries, day-to-day accounting as well as any other miscellaneous responsibility (new hires, insurances, workers comp, etc). I'm entrusted with all financials and banking responsibilities.
I really want to be an auditor and am studying for my CPA right now-took one test and will take another in a month or so. CPAs make at least 60K!!
They tell me all of the time how important I am and that "Knowledge is power" and I'll "Make more when I'm experienced".
Soo they won't pay me more until I get experience, but they still ask me to do a ton of things? I can't even move out of my parents' house!
I don't think I'll get paid much more here. Am I justified in job searching and wanting to leave? I'd feel bad leaving them with all of my tasks to pick up on, but I feel like if it would be that devastating for me to leave I would be getting paid more.
This guy started 5 days after I started in 2013 and I've gone through the same thing (gaining a ton more responsibilities than I got hired for.
So there's that :/
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If you have a bachelors in accounting you should be making more than that. I work as a bookkeeper, and am yet to get my bachelors in managerial accounting, but I'm making 15$ an hour, which is the industry standard for a bookkeeper. Check the industry standard for an accountant of your experience and qualifications, because it sounds like you are being grossly underpaid.1