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What is the average salary for Accountants in the United States?

Accountants earn an average hourly wage of $35.42. Hourly wages typically start from $19.64 and go up to $55.75. Accountants earn an average salary of $73,670 per year. Salaries typically start from $40,850 and go up to $115,950.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Highest

The top 10% of Accountants in the United States earn:

$55.75 an hour $115,950 per year
Senior

The top 25% of Accountants in the United States earn:

$42.08 an hour $87,530 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Accountants in the United States earn:

$31.70 an hour $65,940 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Accountants in the United States earn:

$24.58 an hour $51,130 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Accountants in the United States earn:

$19.64 an hour $40,850 per year

Historical salary for Accountants in the United States

Accountant salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Accountant Salary in District of Columbia $43.38 $90,220 # 1
Accountant Salary in New York $43.20 $89,850 # 2
Accountant Salary in New Jersey $40.46 $84,160 # 3
Accountant Salary in Maryland $38.64 $80,360 # 4
Accountant Salary in Massachusetts $38.48 $80,030 # 5
Accountant Salary in Virginia $37.81 $78,640 # 6
Accountant Salary in Alaska $37.73 $78,480 # 7
Accountant Salary in California $37.54 $78,090 # 8
Accountant Salary in Rhode Island $37.11 $77,180 # 9
Accountant Salary in Connecticut $37.03 $77,020 # 10
Accountant Salary in Georgia $36.82 $76,580 # 11
Accountant Salary in Texas $36.16 $75,210 # 12
Accountant Salary in Delaware $35.71 $74,280 # 13
Accountant Salary in Colorado $35.59 $74,020 # 14
Accountant Salary in Illinois $35.28 $73,390 # 15
Accountant Salary in Washington $35.07 $72,950 # 16
Accountant Salary in North Carolina $34.23 $71,200 # 17
Accountant Salary in Vermont $33.85 $70,420 # 18
Accountant Salary in Pennsylvania $33.71 $70,120 # 19
Accountant Salary in Missouri $33.25 $69,160 # 20
Accountant Salary in Utah $33.07 $68,780 # 21
Accountant Salary in Minnesota $33.01 $68,660 # 22
Accountant Salary in Michigan $32.91 $68,460 # 23
Accountant Salary in Ohio $32.87 $68,360 # 24
Accountant Salary in New Hampshire $32.81 $68,250 # 25
Accountant Salary in Idaho $32.72 $68,070 # 26
Accountant Salary in Florida $32.72 $68,060 # 27
Accountant Salary in Wisconsin $32.26 $67,100 # 28
Accountant Salary in Alabama $31.71 $65,960 # 29
Accountant Salary in Indiana $31.68 $65,890 # 30
Accountant Salary in Oregon $31.65 $65,820 # 31
Accountant Salary in Nebraska $31.65 $65,820 # 32
Accountant Salary in Tennessee $31.55 $65,630 # 33
Accountant Salary in Wyoming $31.12 $64,730 # 34
Accountant Salary in Kansas $31.05 $64,590 # 35
Accountant Salary in Arizona $30.98 $64,440 # 36
Accountant Salary in Oklahoma $30.64 $63,720 # 37
Accountant Salary in Nevada $30.41 $63,260 # 38
Accountant Salary in Louisiana $30.28 $62,990 # 39
Accountant Salary in Iowa $30.01 $62,420 # 40
Accountant Salary in Arkansas $29.88 $62,160 # 41
Accountant Salary in Kentucky $29.80 $61,970 # 42
Accountant Salary in New Mexico $29.75 $61,880 # 43
Accountant Salary in Maine $29.58 $61,530 # 44
Accountant Salary in Montana $29.37 $61,100 # 45
Accountant Salary in South Dakota $28.84 $60,000 # 46
Accountant Salary in Hawaii $28.76 $59,810 # 47
Accountant Salary in West Virginia $28.61 $59,520 # 48
Accountant Salary in South Carolina $28.48 $59,240 # 49
Accountant Salary in North Dakota $27.03 $56,230 # 50
Accountant Salary in Mississippi $26.94 $56,030 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics