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Best states for an Accountant

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Do you wonder which states in the U.S. are the best for Accountants?

If so, we have the full list of best to worst states for Accountant jobs for you to check out and see if you think it's time to move and start new.

Why move?

Because not all states fare the same when it come to job opportunity and pay.

Although there are abundant Accountant jobs in America, a large number of them are in the West.

Connecticut is the best state in the country for Accountant jobs, and District of Columbia has the second-highest median salary in the country.

Our research put New York at no. 1 on the list of best paying states for Accountants. District of Columbia, New Jersey, and Connecticut also ranked high on our list.

The 10 Best States in America For Accountants in 2019

  1. Connecticut
  2. New York
  3. Rhode Island
  4. New Jersey
  5. Virginia
  6. Delaware
  7. District of Columbia
  8. Texas
  9. Massachusetts
  10. New Hampshire
  • (408 jobs)
  • (1,467 jobs)
  • (102 jobs)
  • (855 jobs)
  • (1,052 jobs)
  • (97 jobs)
  • (309 jobs)
  • (2,410 jobs)
  • (949 jobs)
  • (102 jobs)

In order to bring you the best states for Accountants, we figured that the states needed to not only have ample job openings for Accountants, but also high pay, and good career prospects.

To determine the above criteria, we looked at the our most recent data, and then we ranked each of the 50 states from best to worst for Accountants.

Below is the list of best cities for Accountant jobs ranked from 1 to 50.

If you're interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

The 10 Best States For Accountants in 2019

1. Connecticut

Total Accountant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
408 $57,237 $43,000 $75,000 1.23
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Accountant Jobs in Connecticut

2. New York

Total Accountant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,467 $59,931 $49,000 $73,000 1.07
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Accountant Jobs in New York

3. Rhode Island

Total Accountant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
102 $55,278 $46,000 $65,000 1.1
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Accountant Jobs in Rhode Island

4. New Jersey

Total Accountant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
855 $58,724 $47,000 $73,000 1.06
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Accountant Jobs in New Jersey

5. Virginia

Total Accountant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,052 $57,063 $48,000 $67,000 1.01
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Accountant Jobs in Virginia

6. Delaware

Total Accountant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
97 $53,579 $43,000 $65,000 1.14
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Accountant Jobs in Delaware

7. District of Columbia

Total Accountant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
309 $58,968 $49,000 $70,000 1.51
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Accountant Jobs in District of Columbia

8. Texas

Total Accountant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
2,410 $50,893 $40,000 $63,000 1.17
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Accountant Jobs in Texas

9. Massachusetts

Total Accountant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
949 $54,259 $44,000 $65,000 1.09
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Accountant Jobs in Massachusetts

10. New Hampshire

Total Accountant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
102 $53,487 $44,000 $64,000 0.63
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Accountant Jobs in New Hampshire

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE an Accountant

You can read about how the best state rankings are calculated here.

Detailed list of the best states for an Accountant

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