Accountant Salary in the US

$56,930
per year
per month
$4,740
per month
per year

Accountant - Average Salary

The average salary for an Accountant is $56,930 per year ($4,740 per month), which is $3,440 (+6%) higher than the average salary in the US.
An Accountant can expect an average starting salary of $45,200. The highest salaries can exceed $85,192.
$45,200
Low
$56,930
Average salary
$85,192
High
$3,770
Low
$4,740
Average salary
$7,100
High

Accountant Salary Range

Internship
$35,360
Low
$45,200
Average salary
$56,930
Senior
$76,844
High
$85,192
Internship
$2,950
Low
$3,770
Average salary
$4,740
Senior
$6,400
High
$7,100
Among Accountants in the US, Accounting Interns and Junior Accountants tend to have the lowest salaries, while more experienced professionals like Senior Accountants, Project Accountants or Certified Management Accountants (CMA) enjoy the highest salaries.

Accountant - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Certified Management Accountant (CMA)$99K/year
+74% 
Senior Accountant$76K/year
+34% 
Project Accountant$64K/year
+13% 
Property Accountant$58K/year
+2% 
Junior Accountant$48K/year
 -15%
Accounting Internship$35K/year
 -38%

Accountant - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Accountant with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $48,000 per year. A mid career Accountant with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $54,000, while a Senior Accountant with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $76,000. Accountants with more than 20 years of experience earn $85,000 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of an Accountant

Late Career▲ +49%
Senior▲ +33%
Average Salary$56,930/year
Mid Career▼ -5%
Entry Level▼ -16%

Gender Breakdown

Female
65%
Male
35%

Accountant - Jobs by Location

Accountant - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Accountant jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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