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How much does an Accountant make in the United States?

Average base salary
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10.6k salaries reported, updated at May 20, 2020
$56,497
per year
The average salary for a accountant is $56,497 per year in the United States.
Most common benefits
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Dental insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Where can an Accountant earn more?

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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Certification categories:
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Certified Internal Auditor
+48.58%
56Company icon
Certified Government Financial Manager
+43.99%
6Company icon
Certified Fraud Examiner
+44.16%
8Company icon
Certified Defense Financial Manager
+64.36%
3Company icon
ABV
+72.89%
2Company icon
Top skill
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Regulatory Reporting
+30.93%
70Company icon
Financial Concepts
+40.76%
33Company icon
Private Equity
+52.19%
15Company icon
Financial Analysis
+13.64%
120Company icon
Financial Management
+17.72%
40Company icon
License categories:
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CPA
+29.14%
1,186 jobs
1,721Company icon
Field of study categories:
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Accounting Degree
+7.91%
2,880 jobs
4,597Company icon
Finance Degree
+7.04%
1,032 jobs
1,601Company icon

Most common benefits for Accountants

  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Dental insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Disability insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Life insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Gym membership

Salary satisfaction

Based on 2,144 ratings

55% of Accountants in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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