Accountant salary in Boston, MA

How much does an Accountant make in Boston, MA?

Average base salary

$68,560
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The average salary for a accountant is $68,560 per year in Boston, MA. 84 salaries reported, updated at January 24, 2022.

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Salaries by years of experience in Boston, MA

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Highest paying cities for Accountants near Boston, MA

  1. Cambridge, MA
    $78,335 per year
    9 salaries reported
  2. Waltham, MA
    $77,370 per year
    21 salaries reported
  3. Boston, MA
    $68,560 per year
    84 salaries reported
  1. Springfield, MA
    $65,062 per year
    6 salaries reported
  2. Framingham, MA
    $58,450 per year
    17 salaries reported
  3. Woburn, MA
    $53,417 per year
    11 salaries reported
  1. Westborough, MA
    $53,413 per year
    6 salaries reported
  2. Wilmington, MA
    $53,381 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. Worcester, MA
    $53,036 per year
    5 salaries reported
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Where can an Accountant earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Accountants

Top certifications
Certified Internal Auditor
+48.58%salary
Top skills
Regulatory Reporting
+30.93%salary
Top licenses
CPA
+29.14%salary

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Most common benefits for Accountants

  • Food provided
  • Professional development assistance
  • Parental leave
  • Relocation assistance
  • Disability insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • 401(k) matching
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Life insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
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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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Common questions about salaries for an Accountant

What kind of accountants get paid the most?

Accountants that are paid most are:

  • Chief financial officer
  • Controller
  • Accounting director
  • Finance manager
  • Senior accountant
  • Tax accountant
  • Accounts payable specialist
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Yes, accountants can earn a good income due to the high demand. They can earn more money by taking a master’s degree.

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