ACCOUNTANT SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$54,000
$39,000
Min 10%
$54,000
Median 50%
$74,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Microsoft
Highest Paying City
Seattle, WA
Highest Paying State
Washington
Average Experience Level
3.7 years
How much does an accountant make?
Accountants in America make an average salary of $54,076 per year or $26.0 per hour. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $74,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $39,000 per year. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Accountants are Professional companies and Hospitality companies. Washington, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Jersey 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 Company

Accountants report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. The most abundant employment opportunities for Accountants are in Professional companies and Hospitality companies. Microsoft and Ernst & Young US Llp are the highest paying companies. In addition, companies like Sealed Air and eBay report highly competitive salaries for Accountants.

Average Accountant Salary By Location

Across America, Accountants make on average $54,076 annually or $26.0 hourly. The top city when it comes to Accountant salaries is Seattle, WA at $57,707 per year. Even an entry-level Accountant makes $38,000 per year in Seattle, WA. Washington, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Jersey are the top 5 highest earning states for Accountants. Kentucky, Louisiana, Georgia, Tennessee, and Mississippi have the lowest reported salaries for Accountants.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Seattle, WA
$57,707
2
San Francisco, CA
$57,648
3
New York, NY
$55,161
4
Jersey City, NJ
$55,133
5
Boston, MA
$55,100

Average Accountant Salary By Industry

The type of industry that an Accountant works in can influence their earning potential. Our analysis shows that Professional companies, Retail companies, and Health Care companies pay higher-than-average wages for Accountants. Salaries for Accountants in Professional companies average $55,337 annually, while Retail companies and Health Care companies pay $55,156 and $53,902, respectively. The types of companies that pay Accountants the least are in the Finance industry, where the average annual salary is $52,553.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Professional
$55,337
2
Retail
$55,156
3
Health Care
$53,902
4
Manufacturing
$53,473
5
Hospitality
$53,282

RECENTLY ADDED Accountant SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Accountemps
Accountant
10/31/2019
$33,392
Accountemps
Accountant
Columbus, OH
10/31/2019
$35,688
Accountemps
Accountant
10/31/2019
$34,707
Hirelevel
Accountant
10/31/2019
$52,175
Salesberry Group, LLC
Accountant
Chicago, IL
10/31/2019
$80,000
Madison, WI
10/31/2019
$41,740
Craft-E-Corner
Accountant
10/31/2019
$40,000
Accountemps
Accountant
10/31/2019
$41,302
10/31/2019
$45,000
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