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How Much Does an Accountant Internship Earn In The United States?

Average Yearly Salary
Updated December 31, 2020
$32,000
$22,000
$32,000
$46,000
The average accountant internship makes about $32,514 per year. That's $15.63 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $22,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $46,000. Many of accountant interns seem to be drawn to media and professional companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case accountant interns tend to work at professional, manufacturing, and finance companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that New York, Massachusetts and New Jersey pay accountant interns the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Boston, MA
$42,974
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Where Accountant Interns Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where accountant interns earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

How Much Do Accountant Interns Earn In Different Cities?

While an accountant internship can average a salary of $32,514 per year, or $15.63 per hour, there are many opportunities for accountant interns to make more. For example, in New York, NY you might make $43,502 per year. Other high-paying locations include Boston, MA, San Francisco, CA and Seattle, WA. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to New York, NY where the average starting salary is $26,000. The highest paying states for accountant interns include New York, Massachusetts and New Jersey. Meanwhile, Louisiana, Wyoming, and Montana offer the lowest salaries.
City
Average Salary

New York, NY

Salary Range33k - 56k$44k$43,502

Boston, MA

Salary Range34k - 53k$43k$42,974

San Francisco, CA

Salary Range30k - 49k$39k$39,329

Seattle, WA

Salary Range30k - 49k$39k$38,855

Philadelphia, PA

Salary Range28k - 46k$37k$36,540

Bloomington, MN

Salary Range28k - 43k$35k$35,254

Southfield, MI

Salary Range26k - 42k$34k$33,812

Austin, TX

Salary Range27k - 40k$33k$33,184

Charlotte, NC

Salary Range26k - 39k$32k$32,277

Atlanta, GA

Salary Range26k - 37k$31k$31,433
$22k
$56k

High Paying Accountant Internship Jobs

Which Companies Pay Accountant Interns The Most?

To earn a high income as an accountant internship, working for Rockwell Collins or Raytheon Company might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Proofpoint and Homesite Group report highly competitive salaries for accountant interns.
Company
Average Salary
Collins Aerospace
Salary Range70k - 89k$79k$79,281
Raytheon Company
Salary Range63k - 81k$72k$72,011
Proofpoint
Salary Range42k - 55k$49k$49,025
Homesite Group
Salary Range36k - 44k$40k$40,151
Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising Worldwide
Salary Range31k - 38k$35k$34,656
FCB
Salary Range30k - 37k$34k$34,311
Amazon.com
Salary Range29k - 38k$34k$33,975
Novogradac & Company
Salary Range30k - 37k$34k$33,777
Genuine Parts Company
Salary Range29k - 38k$34k$33,699
Aon
Salary Range28k - 35k$32k$31,662
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    How Much Do Accountant Interns Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for an accountant internship can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for accountant interns tend to be found in professional, manufacturing, and finance companies. In fact, accountant interns can make a yearly salary of $39,783 while working for professional companies.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Professional

    Salary Range32k - 49k$40k$39,783

    Manufacturing

    Salary Range31k - 42k$36k$36,344

    Finance

    Salary Range26k - 44k$34k$34,328

    Media

    Salary Range30k - 37k$34k$33,644

    Transportation

    Salary Range26k - 36k$31k$31,140
    $26k
    $49k

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