Accountant Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$51,000
$40,000
Min 10%
$51,000
Median 50%
$64,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Microsoft
Highest Paying City
Washington, DC
Highest Paying State
New York
Average Experience Level
3.7 years
How much does an accountant make?
Accountants in America make an average salary of $51,404 per year or $24.71 per hour. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $64,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $40,000 per year. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Accountants are Professional companies and Government companies. New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts are some of the states with the best Accountant salaries in the US. The typical employment for an Accountant is 3.7 years.
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Average Accountant Salary By Location

As an Accountant in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $51,404 per year or $24.71 per hour. Washington, DC reports the highest Accountant salaries at $64,162 per year. The average starting salary in Washington, DC for Accountants is $44,000. New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts are the top 5 highest earning states for Accountants. Arkansas, New Mexico, and South Carolina have the lowest Accountant salaries.

Map of Accountant Salaries

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

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Average Accountant Salary By Company

Accountant jobs offer good job security, but the wages reported in some industries are higher than others. Most Accountant jobs are in Professional companies and Professional companies. Microsoft and Apple are the highest paying companies. Companies like Qualcomm and Google also pay high salaries to their Accountants.
Company
Average Salary
$117,942
$118k
$111,310
$111k
$111,020
$111k
$110,100
$110k
$103,935
$104k
$101,713
$102k

Average Accountant Pay By Industry

The type of industry that an Accountant works in can influence their earning potential. By looking at our data, we can see that Technology companies, Professional companies, and Finance companies pay their Accountants well. Technology companies pay their Accountants the highest wages, averaging $57,550 per year. Professional companies and Finance companies pay well too, at $54,786 and $54,095, respectively. At $48,548, the average salary for Accountants in the Retail industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Technology
Technology
$57,550
$58k
Professional
Professional
$54,786
$55k
Finance
Finance
$54,095
$54k
Health Care
Health Care
$51,908
$52k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$49,777
$50k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$48,609
$49k
Retail
Retail
$48,548
$49k

Accountant Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Accountant Salary By Experience Level

The salary for an Accountant can range from $31,926 to $89,209 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Accountant Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Hirelevel
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04/29/2020
$52,175
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$70,000
Hirelevel
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$55,000
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$36,268
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$60,500
Department of Energy
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$46,156
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$52,905
Department of Energy
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04/27/2020
$46,156
Department of Energy
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04/27/2020
$46,156
Retirement Accountant
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$42,780
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