Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for general accountants in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 653,315 general accountants currently employed in the United States.
  • 56.9% of all general accountants are women, while 43.1% are men.
  • The average age of an employed general accountant is 43 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of general accountants is White (62.1%), followed by Asian (13.7%), Hispanic or Latino (11.1%) and Black or African American (8.7%).
  • General accountants are most in-demand in Miami Beach, FL.
  • Washington, DC pays an annual average wage of $70,194, the highest in the US.
  • In 2021, women earned 95% of what men earned.
  • New York is the best state for general accountants to live.
  • General accountants are 55% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.

General Accountant Statistics By Gender

56.9% of general accountants are women and 43.1% of general accountants are men.

  • Female, 56.9%
  • Male, 43.1%

General Accountants By Gender

GenderPercentages
Female56.9%
Male43.1%

Gender Pay Gap For General Accountant

Women Earn 95¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$55,001
female-income
Female Income
$52,114

General Accountant Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the general accountant position over time.

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021

General Accountant Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201041.19%58.81%
201141.42%58.58%
201241.43%58.57%
201341.14%58.86%
201440.56%59.44%
201539.11%60.89%
201640.04%59.96%
201740.48%59.52%
201841.14%58.86%
201941.82%58.18%
202041.96%58.04%
202143.08%56.92%

General Accountant Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, renewable energy system finance specialist and chartered finance analyst have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Escrow Officer15%85%
Customs Verifier20%80%
Credit Assistant20%80%
General Accountant43%57%
Head Analyst86%14%
Chartered Finance Analyst90%10%
Renewable Energy System Finance Specialist92%8%

General Accountant Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among general accountants is White, which makes up 62.1% of all general accountants. Comparatively, there are 13.7% of the Asian ethnicity and 11.1% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

  • White, 62.1%
  • Asian, 13.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 11.1%
  • Black or African American, 8.7%
  • Unknown, 4.0%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.4%

General Accountant Race

General Accountant RacePercentages
White62.1%
Asian13.7%
Hispanic or Latino11.1%
Black or African American8.7%
Unknown4.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.4%

General Accountant Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among general accountants.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

General Accountant Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201068.31%9.58%11.02%9.26%
201168.54%9.67%10.71%9.26%
201268.17%9.36%10.91%9.69%
201367.46%9.52%11.48%9.66%
201467.51%9.46%11.24%9.66%
201566.75%9.83%11.08%10.18%
201666.97%9.55%11.23%10.17%
201766.54%9.24%11.67%10.35%
201866.17%9.18%11.45%10.92%
201965.59%9.01%12.63%10.81%
202064.60%8.73%12.68%10.29%
202162.06%8.72%13.74%11.06%

General Accountant Wage Gap By Race

Asian general accountants have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Hispanic or latino general accountants have the lowest average salary at $54,071.
$58,000
$57,000
$56,000
$55,000
$54,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$54,458
White$55,323
Black or African American$54,361
Asian$56,836
Hispanic or Latino$54,071

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Average Age of a General Accountant

We determined the average age of general accountants based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

General Accountant Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Black or African American4347
Unknown3841
Asian3842
Hispanic or Latino3741
White4047
American Indian and Alaska Native38.541

General Accountant Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of general accountant employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of general accountants is 40+ years old, which represents 58% of the population.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


General Accountant Age

General Accountant YearsPercentages
40+ years58%
30-40 years27%
20-30 years14%

Types of General Accountant Degree Levels

The most common degree for general accountants is bachelor's degree 75% of general accountants earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 12% and rounding it off is master's degree with 10%.

  • Bachelors, 75%
  • Associate, 12%
  • Masters, 10%
  • High School Diploma, 1%
  • Other Degrees, 2%

General Accountants By Education

General Accountant DegreePercentages
Bachelors75%
Associate12%
Masters10%
High School Diploma1%
Other Degrees2%

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General Accountant Wage Gap By Education

General accountants with a Doctorate degree earn more than those without, at $62,817 annually. With a Masters degree, general accountants earn a median annual income of $61,299 compared to $56,389 for general accountants with an Bachelors degree.
$65,000
$63,000
$61,000
$59,000
$57,000
$55,000
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Doctorate Degree
EducationSalary
Master's Degree$61,299
Bachelor's Degree$56,389
Doctorate Degree$62,817

General Accountant Employment Statistics

This section highlights information about where general accountants work. We found most general accountants work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most general accountants is the manufacturing industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire general accountants.

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

General Accountant Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees3%
50 - 100 employees10%
100 - 500 employees20%
500 - 1,000 employees8%
1,000 - 10,000 employees23%
> 10,000 employees36%

The Types Of Companies General Accountant Work In

Employees with the general accountant job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most general accountants prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

Education

Public

Private

Government

General Accountant Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education3%
Public39%
Private55%
Government3%

Top Industries Hiring General Accountants

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ general accountants. Those industries include manufacturing, technology and health care.

Manufacturing

Fortune 500

Technology

Finance

Health Care

General Accountant Turnover And Employment Statistics

General Accountant Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of general accountants changed.

  • Unemployment rate

General Accountant Unemployment Rate By Year

YearGeneral Accountant Unemployment Rate
20105.20%
20114.43%
20123.54%
20133.25%
20142.58%
20152.18%
20162.31%
20172.00%
20181.59%
20191.89%
20202.48%
20212.71%

The Average Number of Years That General Accountant Stay in a Job

By looking over 3,899 general accountants resumes, we figured out that the average general accountant enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 39%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

General Accountant Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year14%
1-2 years39%
3-4 years18%
5-7 years15%
8-10 years6%
11+ years8%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of General Accountants with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to general accountants.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Certified Fraud Examiner4.38%37,175
Senior Business Finance Analyst7.33%156,768
General Accountant7.40%-
Tax Agent7.56%52,089
Customs Examiner7.65%3,143
Budget Officer12.94%56,413
Senior Capital Markets Specialist19.38%12,440

General Accountant LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Certified Fraud Examiner4.38%37,175
Senior Business Finance Analyst7.33%156,768
Tax Agent7.56%52,089
Customs Examiner7.65%3,143
Budget Officer12.94%56,413
Senior Capital Markets Specialist19.38%12,440

Foreign Languages Spoken By General Accountants

The most common foreign language among general accountants is Spanish at 50.5%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Mandarin at 9.2% and French is the third-most popular at 5.1%.

  • Spanish, 50.5%
  • Mandarin, 9.2%
  • French, 5.1%
  • Arabic, 4.6%
  • Chinese, 4.1%
  • Other, 26.5%

General Accountant Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish50.5%
Mandarin9.2%
French5.1%
Arabic4.6%
Chinese4.1%
Other26.5%

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General Accountant Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a general accountant can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of general accountants is $88,625. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do General Accountants Earn The Most?

General accountants earn the most in New Jersey, where the average general accountant salary is $77,998. The map here shows where general accountants earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Which State Has The Most General Accountants?

By looking through more than 3,899 resumes, we found that the most popular places for general accountants are Houston, TX and San Juan, PR.

Number of General Accountants

Number Of General Accountant Jobs By State

RankStateNumber of JobsAverage Salary
1California7,066$59,988
2New York2,815$70,027
3Texas1,894$50,762
4Massachusetts1,797$63,888
5New Jersey1,417$77,998
6Florida1,303$50,568
7Illinois1,292$49,079
8Washington1,259$66,865
9Pennsylvania921$56,699
10Oregon909$57,660
11Virginia800$57,827
12Ohio800$50,717
13Georgia768$55,375
14Connecticut697$59,955
15Minnesota653$52,136
16Colorado649$50,466
17North Carolina637$54,069
18Maryland620$58,722
19Michigan576$49,910
20Missouri519$42,389
21Arizona515$49,278
22Tennessee502$41,170
23Nebraska442$44,265
24District of Columbia429$70,157
25Indiana382$42,810
26Iowa346$43,836
27New Hampshire309$50,875
28Alabama300$46,681
29Idaho298$42,363
30Delaware297$57,099
31South Carolina271$48,903
32Rhode Island253$58,768
33Maine243$47,802
34Kentucky228$51,547
35Oklahoma216$47,898
36Nevada204$51,648
37Louisiana197$52,558
38Kansas181$45,078
39South Dakota158$45,173
40Arkansas152$46,566
41North Dakota151$41,889
42New Mexico125$50,709
43Mississippi124$41,025
44Montana119$41,862
45Vermont96$50,945
46Hawaii85$42,071
47West Virginia63$48,153
48Alaska51$55,065
49Wyoming39$44,953
50Wisconsin0$52,231
51Utah0$50,048

Where Are General Accountants In High Demand?

General accountants are in high demand in Miami Beach, FL. There are currently 10 job openings for general accountants here. We looked over job openings to determine where in the country general accountants are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

General Accountant Demographics FAQs

How Many General Accountant Are There In The Us?

There are over 653,315 General Accountants in the United States.

What Percentage Of General Accountants Are Black?

8.7% of General Accountants are Black or African American

What Race Are Most General Accountants?

Most a are White, with 62.1% of General Accountants belonging to this ethnicity. 13.7% of General Accountants are Asian, 11.1% of General Accountants are Hispanic or Latino, 8.7% of General Accountants are Black or African American, 4.0% of General Accountants are Unknown, and 0.4% of General Accountants are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are General Accountant Jobs Male - Dominated?

No, General Accountant jobs are not male - dominated. 56% of General Accountants are female, and 43% are male, so there are more female General Accountants than male General Accountants in the United States.

How Old Is The Average General Accountant?

The average General Accountant is 44 years old. 58% of General Accountants are 40+ years old or older, 27% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 14% are between 20-30 years old

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