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Best states for a Certified Public Accountant

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Are you wondering which place in the United States is the best state for Certified Public Accountants?

Knowing how challenging it is to figure out where to start your career or where to move to advance your career, we decided to bring you a list of best states for Certified Public Accountant jobs.

We wanted to look at where Certified Public Accountants have it the best -- where there are plenty of jobs to go around and people get paid what they deserve during every phase of their career.

In order to get you the best states for Certified Public Accountants, we looked at our data on jobs and wages -- specifically the average annual wage and the number of available jobs per capita.

We found that the West is best for Certified Public Accountants, and the Northeast is the worst.

Alhambra is the best city in the country for Certified Public Accountant jobs, where as District of Columbia is the best state in the country.

The 10 Best States in America For Certified Public Accountants in 2019

  1. District of Columbia
  2. Connecticut
  3. New York
  4. Rhode Island
  5. New Jersey
  6. Texas
  7. Virginia
  8. Massachusetts
  9. Colorado
  10. Delaware
  • (195 jobs)
  • (258 jobs)
  • (961 jobs)
  • (65 jobs)
  • (571 jobs)
  • (1,562 jobs)
  • (689 jobs)
  • (635 jobs)
  • (494 jobs)
  • (55 jobs)

We looked at the most recent data to rank all fifty states from best to worst for Certified Public Accountant jobs.

Check out the list of best states for Certified Public Accountants below.

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

The 10 Best States For Certified Public Accountants in 2019

1. District of Columbia

Total Certified Public Accountant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
195 $84,439 $64,000 $110,000 1.47
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
Certified Public Accountant Jobs in District of Columbia

2. Connecticut

Total Certified Public Accountant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
258 $70,386 $53,000 $92,000 1.2
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
Certified Public Accountant Jobs in Connecticut

3. New York

Total Certified Public Accountant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
961 $76,333 $58,000 $99,000 1.08
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
Certified Public Accountant Jobs in New York

4. Rhode Island

Total Certified Public Accountant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
65 $70,386 $53,000 $92,000 1.08
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
Certified Public Accountant Jobs in Rhode Island

5. New Jersey

Total Certified Public Accountant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
571 $74,866 $57,000 $97,000 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
Certified Public Accountant Jobs in New Jersey

6. Texas

Total Certified Public Accountant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,562 $67,018 $51,000 $87,000 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
Certified Public Accountant Jobs in Texas

7. Virginia

Total Certified Public Accountant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
689 $70,386 $53,000 $92,000 1.02
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
Certified Public Accountant Jobs in Virginia

8. Massachusetts

Total Certified Public Accountant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
635 $68,830 $52,000 $90,000 1.12
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
Certified Public Accountant Jobs in Massachusetts

9. Colorado

Total Certified Public Accountant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
494 $67,018 $51,000 $87,000 1.25
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
Certified Public Accountant Jobs in Colorado

10. Delaware

Total Certified Public Accountant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
55 $66,968 $51,000 $87,000 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
Certified Public Accountant Jobs in Delaware

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE a Certified Public Accountant

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

Detailed list of the best states for a Certified Public Accountant

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