What is the average salary for an Accountant?

Annual / Hourly

The average salary of an Accountant is $72,500. Salaries start from $40,370 and go up to $113,740. Please note that the average salary for an Accountant may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location. Our source, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, produces some of the United States most sensitive and important economic information, which is based on their strongest commitment to accuracy, quality and integrity.

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Highest

The top 10% of Accountants in United States earn:

$113,740
Senior

The top 25% of Accountants in United States earn:

$86,130
Experienced

The middle 50% of Accountants in United States earn:

$65,080
Junior

The bottom 25% of Accountants in United States earn:

$50,340
Starting

The bottom 10% of Accountants in United States earn:

$40,370

Historical salary

Accountant salary by state

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State Salary Rank
Accountant Salary in District of Columbia 88,200 1
Accountant Salary in New York 87,260 2
Accountant Salary in New Jersey 83,930 3
Accountant Salary in Maryland 78,300 4
Accountant Salary in Massachusetts 77,630 5
Accountant Salary in California 77,420 6
Accountant Salary in Virginia 76,670 7
Accountant Salary in Connecticut 76,570 8
Accountant Salary in Rhode Island 75,120 9
Accountant Salary in Alaska 74,500 10
Accountant Salary in Georgia 73,910 11
Accountant Salary in Delaware 73,750 12
Accountant Salary in Texas 73,600 13
Accountant Salary in Washington 72,790 14
Accountant Salary in Illinois 72,640 15
Accountant Salary in United States 72,500 16
Accountant Salary in Colorado 72,110 17
Accountant Salary in Pennsylvania 70,380 18
Accountant Salary in Michigan 69,020 19
Accountant Salary in North Carolina 68,970 20
Accountant Salary in Vermont 68,950 21
Accountant Salary in Utah 68,830 22
Accountant Salary in New Hampshire 68,260 23
Accountant Salary in Wisconsin 67,460 24
Accountant Salary in Florida 67,450 25
Accountant Salary in Ohio 67,080 26
Accountant Salary in Minnesota 66,900 27
Accountant Salary in Kansas 65,340 28
Accountant Salary in Missouri 65,140 29
Accountant Salary in Nebraska 65,110 30
Accountant Salary in Indiana 64,880 31
Accountant Salary in Oregon 64,110 32
Accountant Salary in Alabama 63,910 33
Accountant Salary in Tennessee 63,880 34
Accountant Salary in Idaho 63,570 35
Accountant Salary in Montana 63,280 36
Accountant Salary in Louisiana 63,090 37
Accountant Salary in Arizona 63,030 38
Accountant Salary in Arkansas 62,560 39
Accountant Salary in Nevada 62,180 40
Accountant Salary in Iowa 62,180 41
Accountant Salary in Wyoming 61,920 42
Accountant Salary in Maine 61,910 43
Accountant Salary in Kentucky 61,810 44
Accountant Salary in Oklahoma 60,780 45
Accountant Salary in Hawaii 60,560 46
Accountant Salary in New Mexico 60,250 47
Accountant Salary in South Carolina 58,970 48
Accountant Salary in Mississippi 58,890 49
Accountant Salary in South Dakota 58,620 50
Accountant Salary in West Virginia 57,890 51
Accountant Salary in North Dakota 56,320 52
Accountant Salary in Virgin Islands 44,910 53
Accountant Salary in Guam 39,610 54
Accountant Salary in Puerto Rico 35,580 55

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics