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AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR MOST TYPICAL SALARY / YEAR
Gross income
Net (after tax)

$60,356 USD

£47,702 GBP
New York City

$65,599 USD

$52,000 USD

£41,098 GBP
Including "New York City"
Excluding "New York City"

Average Salary / Accountant / United States

Average salary for Accountant / United States is $60,356 USD per year. The most typical earning is $52,000 USD. All data are based on 191 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of $65,500 USD. Women receive a salary of $57,900 USD.

Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with Doctorate Degree with salary of $120,000 USD. The second most paid education level is Masters Degree with salary of $69,400 USD.

Different experiences affect earning as well. People with 16-20 Years of experience receive salary of $75,400 USD. Employees with 8-12 Years of experience receive $70,100 USD.

Levels / Accountant / United States (Gross USD)

Salary Levels (USD) per Year Surveys [%]
$10,000 USD - $14,999 USD
0 n/a
$15,000 USD - $19,999 USD
0 n/a
$20,000 USD - $24,999 USD
0 n/a
$25,000 USD - $29,999 USD
6 100%
3.14%
$30,000 USD - $34,999 USD
7 96.86%
3.66%
$35,000 USD - $39,999 USD
16 93.19%
8.38%
$40,000 USD - $44,999 USD
19 84.82%
9.95%
$45,000 USD - $49,999 USD
20 74.87%
10.47%
THE MOST TYPICAL SALARY
$50,000 USD - $54,999 USD
26 64.4%
13.61%
$55,000 USD - $59,999 USD
12 50.79%
6.28%
$60,000 USD - $64,999 USD
17 44.5%
8.9%
$65,000 USD - $69,999 USD
10 35.6%
5.24%
$70,000 USD - $74,999 USD
15 30.37%
7.85%
$75,000 USD - $79,999 USD
7 22.51%
3.66%
$80,000 USD - $84,999 USD
11 18.85%
5.76%
$85,000 USD - $89,999 USD
3 13.09%
1.57%
$90,000 USD - $94,999 USD
2 11.52%
1.05%
$95,000 USD - $99,999 USD
4 10.47%
2.09%
$100,000 USD - $104,999 USD
7 8.38%
3.66%
$105,000 USD - $109,999 USD
2 4.71%
1.05%
$110,000 USD - $114,999 USD
1 3.66%
0.52%
$115,000 USD - $119,999 USD
0 n/a
$120,000 USD - $124,999 USD
4 3.14%
2.09%
$125,000 USD - $129,999 USD
0 n/a
$130,000 USD - $134,999 USD
1 1.05%
0.52%
$135,000 USD - $139,999 USD
0 n/a
$140,000 USD - $144,999 USD
0 n/a
$145,000 USD - $149,999 USD
0 n/a
HIGH SALARIES
$150,000 USD - $159,999 USD
1 0.52%
0.52%
$160,000 USD - $169,999 USD
0 n/a
$170,000 USD - $179,999 USD
0 n/a
$180,000 USD - $189,999 USD
0 n/a
$190,000 USD - $199,999 USD
0 n/a
$200,000 USD - $209,999 USD
0 n/a
$210,000 USD - $219,999 USD
0 n/a
$220,000 USD - $229,999 USD
0 n/a
$230,000 USD - $239,999 USD
0 n/a
$240,000 USD - $249,999 USD
0 n/a
$250,000 USD - $349,999 USD
0 n/a

Gender / Accountant / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Men 73 $65,500 USD
2 Women 84 $57,900 USD

Education / Accountant / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Doctorate Degree 1 $120,000 USD
2 Masters Degree 36 $69,400 USD
3 Bachelors Degree 122 $59,000 USD
4 High School 5 $56,400 USD
5 Some College 26 $53,600 USD
6 Bellow H. School 1 $34,200 USD

Experience / Accountant / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 16-20 Years 16 $75,400 USD
2 8-12 Years 16 $70,100 USD
3 12-16 Years 14 $68,700 USD
4 20+ Years 39 $64,800 USD
5 2-4 Years 29 $58,500 USD
6 4-8 Years 32 $57,100 USD
7 1-2 Years 22 $50,800 USD
8 0-1 Year 23 $46,400 USD

Age / Accountant / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 71-75 1 $100,000 USD
2 46-50 18 $75,300 USD
3 36-40 19 $72,000 USD
4 51-55 12 $64,800 USD
5 61-65 6 $63,600 USD
6 41-45 14 $62,800 USD
7 14-20 1 $62,000 USD
8 31-35 22 $61,300 USD
9 56-60 13 $55,700 USD
10 n/a 34 $55,500 USD
11 21-25 25 $54,000 USD
12 26-30 25 $50,300 USD
13 66-70 1 $36,000 USD

Work Type / Accountant / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Self Employed 10 $67,000 USD
2 Permanent 163 $60,700 USD
3 Contract 13 $54,000 USD
4 Part Time 5 $51,000 USD

States / Accountant / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 District Of Columbia (DC) 10 $83,500 USD
2 Alaska 1 $80,000 USD
3 Oklahoma 1 $80,000 USD
4 Maryland 2 $74,900 USD
5 Colorado 3 $74,800 USD
6 South Carolina 2 $69,500 USD
7 North Carolina 5 $67,500 USD
8 Washington State 2 $67,500 USD
9 California 25 $66,600 USD
10 New York State 8 $65,600 USD
11 Arizona 5 $65,500 USD
12 Georgia 9 $64,100 USD
13 Texas 23 $62,200 USD
14 Utah 8 $61,700 USD
15 Alabama 4 $58,300 USD
16 Illinois 7 $58,000 USD
17 Ohio 5 $57,700 USD
18 Florida 9 $57,500 USD
19 Massachusetts 5 $56,900 USD
20 Tennessee 2 $56,500 USD
21 New Jersey 2 $55,000 USD
22 Wisconsin 4 $52,800 USD
23 Pennsylvania 7 $52,200 USD
24 Missouri 6 $50,000 USD
25 Iowa 1 $50,000 USD
26 Hawaii 3 $48,700 USD
27 Louisiana 5 $47,600 USD
28 Indiana 4 $45,300 USD
29 North Dakota 1 $45,000 USD
30 Michigan 3 $44,700 USD
31 Nebraska 1 $43,000 USD
32 Kentucky 1 $42,000 USD
33 Oregon 2 $41,000 USD
34 Delaware 1 $40,000 USD
35 Idaho 2 $39,000 USD
36 New Mexico 1 $35,000 USD

Cities / Accountant / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Winston-Salem 1 $100,000 USD
2 San Francisco 4 $86,400 USD
3 Orlando 1 $85,000 USD
4 Washington DC 10 $83,500 USD
5 Houston 6 $83,200 USD
6 Juneau 1 $80,000 USD
7 Tulsa 1 $80,000 USD
8 Raleigh 2 $75,900 USD
9 Baltimore 2 $74,900 USD
10 Denver 3 $74,800 USD
11 Fort Lauderdale 3 $73,000 USD
12 Fort Worth 1 $70,200 USD
13 Worcester 1 $70,000 USD
14 Irvine 1 $70,000 USD
15 Columbia, South Carolina 2 $69,500 USD
16 Huntsville 2 $69,000 USD
17 Los Angeles 10 $68,300 USD
18 Phoenix 3 $66,300 USD
19 Milwaukee 1 $66,000 USD
20 New York City 8 $65,600 USD
21 Atlanta 9 $64,100 USD
22 Peoria 1 $64,000 USD
23 Cleveland 3 $63,600 USD
24 San Jose 1 $62,000 USD
25 Salt Lake City 8 $61,700 USD
26 Chicago 7 $58,000 USD
27 Nashville 2 $56,500 USD
28 Fresno 3 $55,400 USD
29 Austin 3 $55,000 USD
30 Sacramento 2 $55,000 USD
31 Newark 2 $55,000 USD
32 Tacoma 1 $55,000 USD
33 Shreveport 3 $54,300 USD
34 Dallas 10 $53,800 USD
35 Boston 4 $53,700 USD
36 --Other-- 11 $53,300 USD
37 Philadelphia 4 $52,400 USD
38 Pittsburgh 3 $51,900 USD
39 Fort Wayne 3 $51,700 USD
40 St. Louis 5 $50,100 USD
41 Miami 3 $50,000 USD
42 Des Moines 1 $50,000 USD
43 Kansas City 1 $49,500 USD
44 Detroit 2 $49,000 USD
45 Honolulu 3 $48,700 USD
46 Madison 3 $48,400 USD
47 Birmingham, United States 2 $47,700 USD
48 Fargo, North Dakota 1 $45,000 USD
49 Omaha 1 $43,000 USD
50 Louisville 1 $42,000 USD
51 Portland, Oregon 2 $41,000 USD
52 Boise 2 $39,000 USD
53 Akron 1 $37,400 USD
54 Albuquerque 1 $35,000 USD
55 Fayetteville 1 $32,000 USD
56 Hialeah 1 $30,000 USD
57 Indianapolis 1 $26,000 USD
58 Baton Rouge 1 $25,000 USD

People's individual salary examples (surveys)

49/49  Accountatn (Man)
Posted 07 May 2024

What I do?

"Accountatn."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Cleveland Some College 12-16 Years Intermediate $108,000 USD

48/49  Accountant (Man)
Posted 11 July 2023

What I do?

"Accounting."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Masters Degree 16-20 Years Advanced $130,000 USD

47/49  Sr. Accountant (Man)
Posted 08 September 2022

What I do?

"Advanced."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Atlanta Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced $90,000 USD

46/49  Accountant (Man)
Posted 06 September 2022

What I do?

"Accounting."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Austin Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Intermediate $50,000 USD

45/49  Accountant (Woman)
Posted 26 July 2022

What I do?

"Accounting."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Sacramento Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Intermediate $60,000 USD

44/49  Audit (Man)
Posted 25 July 2022

What I do?

"Audit and Assurance."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Boston Masters Degree 0-1 Year Advanced $64,000 USD

43/49  Accountant (Woman)
Posted 21 July 2022

What I do?

"Finance."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Atlanta Masters Degree 8-12 Years Advanced $82,000 USD

42/49  Accountant (Woman)
Posted 18 July 2022

What I do?

"Accounting."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Orlando Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Expert $85,000 USD

41/49  Senior Accountant (Man)
Posted 13 June 2022

What I do?

"Preparing and maintaining important financial reports."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Advanced $44,800 USD

40/49  Audit Accountant (Man)
Posted 16 February 2022

What I do?

"Review Financial Statements."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Los Angeles Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Intermediate $84,000 USD

39/49  Staff Accountant (Man)
Posted 17 November 2021

What I do?

"Invoicing, account reconciliation, payroll."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Basic $68,900 USD

38/49  Accountant (Woman)
Posted 16 November 2021

What I do?

"Maintain financial ledgers for multi funds."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Advanced $98,000 USD

37/49  Audit Assistant (Man)
Posted 25 October 2021

What I do?

"Audit, excel."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Masters Degree 0-1 Year Advanced $70,000 USD

36/49  Accountant (Man)
Posted 25 October 2021

What I do?

"Manage accounts receivable and accounts payable."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Los Angeles Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Intermediate $65,000 USD

35/49  Acoountant (Woman)
Posted 08 July 2021

What I do?

"Month End Close Recs BS Recs."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Fort Lauderdale Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced $70,000 USD

34/49  Statewide Accountant Iii (Woman)
Posted 05 May 2021

What I do?

"Knowledge of State of NC accounting software, high work quality, solve complex accounting problems associated with statewide bond issuances, coordinate internal control review."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Raleigh Masters Degree 2-4 Years Advanced $69,700 USD

33/49  Financial Accountant (Woman)
Posted 16 August 2020

What I do?

"Administration, Bookkeeping Xero."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Fresno Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a $54,100 USD

32/49  Accountant (Woman)
Posted 11 May 2020

What I do?

"Higher education; databases; Access; high-power Excel; reconciliations; reports; Oracle; AiM."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Nashville Some College 16-20 Years n/a $61,000 USD

31/49  State Accounting Techician III (Man)
Posted 29 October 2019

What I do?

"Reconciliations, quarterly & annual financial statements, computer accounting, working daily with databases and Microsoft products (Word, Excel spreadsheets & workbooks, Access, Powerpoint (on a limited basis). Interpreting financial info, making & verifying payments, researching account details."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Juneau Some College 20+ Years n/a $80,000 USD

30/49  Staff Accountant (Woman)
Posted 28 September 2019

What I do?

"Assistant to the financial controller."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a $65,000 USD

29/49  Accounting Manager (Woman)
Posted 16 August 2019

What I do?

"A/R, A/P, Financial statement prep, manage daily operations of finance department, production reconciliation."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Phoenix Some College 20+ Years n/a $96,000 USD

28/49  Staff Accountant (Man)
Posted 27 June 2019

What I do?

"Staff accountant in manufactoring."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Dallas Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a $60,000 USD

27/49  Accounting Analyst (Man)
Posted 26 June 2019

What I do?

"AR and AP systems and collection."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Madison Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a $50,000 USD

26/49  President Of Accounting Firm (Man)
Posted 09 May 2019

What I do?

"Own my own business."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Columbia, South Carolina Masters Degree 1-2 Years n/a $100,000 USD

25/49  Financial Manager (Woman)
Posted 23 April 2019

What I do?

"Sales tax, financial statement prep and review, AP/AR oversight, process payroll."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Milwaukee Masters Degree 8-12 Years n/a $66,000 USD

24/49  Bookkeeper (Woman)
Posted 19 April 2019

What I do?

"Account for transactions."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Salt Lake City Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a $35,000 USD

23/49  Accountant (Woman)
Posted 10 April 2019

What I do?

"Pay invoices, general ledger, reconciliation, balancing,."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Francisco High School 20+ Years n/a $60,000 USD

22/49  Assistant (Woman)
Posted 08 April 2019

What I do?

"Assistant staff accountants."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Baton Rouge Some College 20+ Years n/a $25,000 USD

21/49  Staff Accountant (Woman)
Posted 04 April 2019

What I do?

"Payroll, gl reconciliations."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years n/a $39,600 USD

20/49  Accountant (Man)
Posted 13 January 2019

What I do?

"Monthly bookkeeping."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Houston Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $120,000 USD

19/49  Accounbtant (Woman)
Posted 08 January 2019

What I do?

"Beginning level."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Omaha Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year n/a $43,000 USD

18/49  Adminstrative Assistant (Woman)
Posted 31 December 2018

What I do?

"A/R, A/P, HR, accounting, bookeeping."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
St. Louis Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $35,000 USD

17/49  Accountant (Woman)
Posted 19 December 2018

What I do?

"Count money for a Top bank."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Fort Wayne Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a $80,000 USD

16/49  Accounting Manager (Man)
Posted 10 December 2018

What I do?

"Manager of accountants."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $98,000 USD

15/49  Accountant / Human Resources (Woman)
Posted 06 December 2018

What I do?

"Overseeing all of accounting and human resources."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Nashville Some College 4-8 Years n/a $52,000 USD

14/49  Cashier (Man)
Posted 29 November 2018

What I do?

"Handles payments, follow ups, etc."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Some College 4-8 Years n/a $72,000 USD

13/49  Accountant (Woman)
Posted 29 November 2018

What I do?

"Reconcile, journal entries."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Dallas Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a $57,000 USD

12/49  Accounting Specialist (Man)
Posted 22 November 2018

What I do?

"Chief financial officer."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years n/a $40,000 USD

11/49  Bookkeeper (Woman)
Posted 19 October 2018

What I do?

"Full charge bookkeeper."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Hialeah Some College 20+ Years n/a $30,000 USD

10/49  Senior Accountant (Man)
Posted 26 August 2018

What I do?

"Financial closing."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Houston Masters Degree 4-8 Years n/a $72,000 USD

9/49  Accountant (Woman)
Posted 20 August 2018

What I do?

"Journal entries, reporting and reconciliations."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Fargo, North Dakota Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a $45,000 USD

8/49  Accountant (Man)
Posted 01 August 2018

What I do?

"Full accounting, cost accounting, general ledger, analyze, budgets."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
St. Louis Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a $65,000 USD

7/49  Finance Analyst (Woman)
Posted 04 June 2018

What I do?

"Financial analyst, accounting."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Indianapolis Some College 0-1 Year n/a $26,000 USD

6/49  Staff Accountant (Man)
Posted 31 May 2018

What I do?

"Tax preparation and audit."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years n/a $51,000 USD

5/49  Staff Accountant (Man)
Posted 29 May 2018

What I do?

"Individual and Corporate taxation for local entities, compilation and audit engagements for local entities, general bookkeeping tasks."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Birmingham, United States Masters Degree 2-4 Years n/a $45,000 USD

4/49  Assistant Director Of Finance (Man)
Posted 16 March 2018
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Pittsburgh Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a $76,000 USD

3/49  Controller (Man)
Posted 12 November 2017

What I do?

"Manage accounting functions for organizations."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Doctorate Degree 20+ Years n/a $120,000 USD

2/49  Analyst (Man)
Posted 30 October 2017

What I do?

"Budgets, forecasting, reporting."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Austin Masters Degree 2-4 Years n/a $65,000 USD

1/49  Accountant (Woman)
Posted 02 October 2017

What I do?

"Regional Accountant in a large portfolio of investments. Keeping books, monthly reporting, budget analysis."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Shreveport Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years n/a $58,000 USD


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