Public Accountant Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$57,000
$49,000
$57,000
$65,000
Public accountants in the United States make an average salary of $57,135 per year or $27.47 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $49,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $65,000. As most things go, location can be critical. New York, Washington, New Jersey, Alaska, and West Virginia provide the highest public accountant salaries.
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Map of Public Accountant Salaries

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Average Public Accountant Salary By Location

While a public accountant can average a salary of $57,135 per year, or $27.47 per hour, there are many opportunities for public accountants to make more. For example, in Annandale, VA you might make $61,366 per year. Other high-paying locations include Bridgeport, CT, East Lansing, MI and Aventura, FL. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Annandale, VA where the average starting salary is $41,000. The highest paying states for public accountants include New York, Washington and New Jersey. Meanwhile, Iowa, Kansas, and Kentucky offer the lowest salaries.

Average Public Accountant Salary By Company

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Public Accountant Salary History

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Public Accountant Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a public accountant can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation 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 Public Accountant Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Crossroads Consulting
Crossroads Consulting
Accountant-Public Accounting
Accountant-Public Accounting
Accountant-Public Accounting
06/18/2020
06/18/2020
$40,000
$40,000
06/18/2020
Crossroads Consulting
Crossroads Consulting
Accountant-Public Accounting
Accountant-Public Accounting
Accountant-Public Accounting
05/19/2020
05/19/2020
$40,000
$40,000
05/19/2020
Accountant-Public
Accountant-Public
04/02/2020
04/02/2020
$60,000
$60,000
04/02/2020
Crossroads Consulting
Crossroads Consulting
Tax Accountant, Public Accountant
Tax Accountant, Public Accountant
Tax Accountant, Public Accountant
02/18/2020
02/18/2020
$60,000
$60,000
02/18/2020
Aventure Staffing
Aventure Staffing
Public Accountant
Public Accountant
Public Accountant
01/30/2020
01/30/2020
$60,000
$60,000
01/30/2020
Crossroads Consulting
Crossroads Consulting
Public Accountant
Public Accountant
Public Accountant
01/18/2020
01/18/2020
$40,000
$40,000
01/18/2020
National Recruiting Group
National Recruiting Group
Public Accountant
Public Accountant
Public Accountant
12/31/2019
12/31/2019
$80,000
$80,000
12/31/2019
Public Accountant
Public Accountant
12/05/2019
12/05/2019
$50,000
$50,000
12/05/2019
Office of The Chief Financial Officer
Office of The Chief Financial Officer
Public Accountant
Public Accountant
Public Accountant
10/21/2019
10/21/2019
$47,016
$47,016
10/21/2019
Crossroads Consulting
Crossroads Consulting
Public Accountant
Public Accountant
Public Accountant
10/20/2019
10/20/2019
$60,000
$60,000
10/20/2019