Accountant earnings by seniority

90th percentile

Top-level accountant earnings begin at:

$47.95 per hour

$99,740 per year

75th percentile

Senior-level accountant earnings begin at:

$38.62 per hour

$80,330 per year

50th percentile

Mid-level accountant earnings begin at:

$30.30 per hour

$63,020 per year

25th percentile

Junior-level accountant earnings begin at:

$24.05 per hour

$50,020 per year

10th percentile

Starting level accountant earnings begin at:

$22.84 per hour

$47,510 per year

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 Hawaii. On average, they make less than fraud analysts but more than tax preparers.

Career Median Salary
Fraud analyst salary $77K
Credit analyst salary $64K
Consultant salary $67K
Statistician salary $63K
Underwriter salary $61K
Auditor salary $63K
Accountant salary $63K
Fundraiser salary $60K
Market research analyst salary $60K
Tax preparer salary $38K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)