Accountant earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Accountant salary by state

State Name Average Salary
New York $97,640
New Jersey $95,640
Massachusetts $80,910
California $80,540
Rhode Island $79,890
Washington $79,680
Connecticut $78,780
Virginia $78,780
Delaware $78,760
Colorado $78,470
Maryland $78,050
Texas $77,640
Alaska $77,450
North Carolina $77,030
Minnesota $76,450
New Hampshire $76,270
Arizona $76,060
Oregon $75,880
Illinois $75,400
Wisconsin $74,770
Georgia $74,700
Pennsylvania $73,490
Michigan $72,100
Oklahoma $71,320
Ohio $69,600
Vermont $69,530
Montana $65,500
Indiana $64,280
Maine $63,780
Florida $63,640
Utah $63,540
Hawaii $63,020
Kansas $62,980
West Virginia $62,980
Wyoming $62,980
Iowa $62,750
Idaho $62,750
Louisiana $62,750
Nebraska $62,750
South Dakota $62,750
Tennessee $62,680
New Mexico $62,480
Kentucky $62,470
Missouri $62,320
North Dakota $62,320
Alabama $62,200
Nevada $61,920
South Carolina $61,900
Arkansas $61,770
Mississippi $60,320
Virgin Islands, U.S. $56,290
Guam $48,110
Puerto Rico $36,590
District of Columbia $101,280

How do accountant salaries compare to similar careers?

Accountants earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than operations research analysts but more than investment bankers.

Career Median Salary
Operations research analyst salary $82K
Securities and commodities broker salary $63K
Stock trader salary $63K
Credit analyst salary $77K
Budget analyst salary $80K
Accountant salary $77K
Auditor salary $77K
Consultant salary $77K
Loan officer salary $63K
Investment banker salary $73K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)