Accountant earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Accountant salary by state

State Name Average Salary
New Jersey $90,400
District of Columbia $91,890
New York $83,250
Virginia $76,490
Connecticut $76,450
Maryland $74,030
Colorado $72,940
Massachusetts $74,890
Rhode Island $76,770
Texas $72,860
Washington $70,600
Missouri $70,240
Delaware $72,750
North Carolina $69,840
Alaska $73,244
California $70,805
Georgia $68,870
Vermont $67,310
Idaho $66,110
Michigan $65,850
Oklahoma $65,030
New Hampshire $67,120
Minnesota $66,240
Ohio $64,630
Louisiana $66,860
Florida $62,270
Oregon $65,760
Utah $63,410
Maine $63,150
Illinois $63,746
Tennessee $62,100
Wisconsin $63,390
West Virginia $62,670
Nebraska $59,820
Nevada $62,350
Montana $61,460
New Mexico $60,120
Wyoming $60,870
Indiana $59,555
South Dakota $62,270
South Carolina $58,640
Pennsylvania $59,076
Kentucky $56,964
Kansas $57,757
Iowa $58,329
Mississippi $56,690
North Dakota $59,660
Hawaii $57,828
Alabama $56,503
Arkansas $54,645
Arizona $53,014
Virgin Islands $48,650
Guam $44,690
Puerto Rico $32,770

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 financial quantitative analysts but more than tax preparers.

Career Median Salary
Financial quantitative analyst salary $70K
Securities and commodities broker salary $64K
Credit analyst salary $65K
Loan officer salary $60K
Cost estimator salary $59K
Accountant salary $59K
Social fundraiser salary $57K
Revenue agent salary $54K
Credit counselor salary $45K
Tax preparer salary $41K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)