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Accountant salary in Houston, TX

How much does an Accountant make in Houston, TX?

Average base salary

above national average
Estimated take-home pay: $63,445 
Average $72,236
Low $51,739
High $100,853
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a accountant is $72,236 per year in Houston, TX. 533 salaries reported, updated at January 24, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in Houston, TX

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1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
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Top companies for Accountants in Houston, TX

  1. Department of Labor
    136 reviews5 salaries reported
    $107,670per year
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Highest paying cities for Accountants near Houston, TX

  1. Irving, TX
    $76,182 per year
    104 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $72,236 per year
    533 salaries reported
  3. Dallas, TX
    $66,707 per year
    166 salaries reported
  1. Austin, TX
    $64,426 per year
    102 salaries reported
  2. Fort Worth, TX
    $62,149 per year
    58 salaries reported
  3. Arlington, TX
    $60,968 per year
    12 salaries reported
  1. Plano, TX
    $59,757 per year
    55 salaries reported
  2. Katy, TX
    $58,919 per year
    18 salaries reported
  3. San Antonio, TX
    $55,235 per year
    118 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
Top skills
Regulatory Reporting
Top licenses

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33 jobs56
5 jobs6
8 jobs8
3 jobs3
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Most common benefits for Accountants

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • AD&D insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Profit sharing
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Work from home
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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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How much do similar professions get paid in Houston, TX?

Staff Accountant

1,385 job openings

Average $65,861 per year

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Common questions about salaries for an Accountant

How can I know if I am being paid fairly as an accountant?

If you’re unsure about what salary is appropriate for an accountant, visit Indeed's Salary Calculator to get a free, personalized pay range based on your location, industry, and experience.

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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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Do accountants make good income?

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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