Salaries//Accountant

Accountant salary in US

Average Base Salary in US

$74,240
$6,667
Additional Cash Compensation
$80,907
Total Compensation
Median: 69,000
Min: $0K
Max: $245K

How Much Does a Accountant Make in US?

The average salary for a Accountant in US is $74,240. The average additional cash compensation for a Accountant in US is $6,667. The average total compensation for a Accountant in US is $80,907. Accountant salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In from anonymous Accountant employees in US.

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best-paying cities for Accountant

The metropolitan areas that pay the highest salaries for software engineers are San Francisco, Remote, Colorado, New York City and Boston.
City NameAverage SalaryCompared to National Average
San Francisco, CA$98,041
+ 28% (70,789)
Remote$92,036
+ 23% (70,789)
Colorado, CO$86,000
+ 18% (70,789)
New York City, NY$82,208
+ 14% (70,789)
Boston, MA$77,247
+ 8% (70,789)
Oklahoma City, OK$75,500
+ 6% (70,789)
Seattle, WA$75,214
+ 6% (70,789)
San Antonio, TX$75,143
+ 6% (70,789)
Cleveland, OH$74,429
+ 5% (70,789)
Milwaukee, WI$74,286
+ 5% (70,789)

Accountant Salary by gender

The average Accountant salary for women is $75,338 and the average Accountant salary for men is $71,616.

Accountant Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Accountant with 7+ years of experience is $87,224. The average salary for <1 year of experience is $54,295.

Accountant Salary ranges

The most common Accountant salary in US is between $70k - $80k.

Average Finance salaries in US

Job TitleAverage SalarySalary Range
Budget Analyst$71,338
Min: $0K
Max: $140K
Accountant$74,240
Min: $0K
Max: $245K
Financial Analyst$85,943
Min: $0K
Max: $221K
Senior Accountant$92,541
Min: $0K
Max: $225K
Senior Financial Analyst$105,268
Min: $47K
Max: $240K
Controller$141,186
Min: $0K
Max: $300K
Finance Director$160,365
Min: $35K
Max: $366K
Vice President of Finance$197,943
Min: $96K
Max: $500K
CFO (Chief Financial Officer)$228,698
Min: $2K
Max: $682K

FAQ

Q:

What does an accountant do?

A.

An accountant oversees a company's finances, tracking and organizing records to keep companies both cost-effective and compliant with the law.

Q:

How to become an accountant?

A.

Most accountants typically have a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or business as well as CMA and CPA certifications. From here, accountants start careers in roles like a bookkeeper or payroll assistant.

Q:

How much does an accountant make?

A.

The salary range for an accountant is $42K-$245K. The average salary for a Accountant in US is $74,240.

Career Info

Accountant jobs in US

Skills that affect Accountant salaries in US

1
Financial Accounting
7% have this skill
2
Budget Management
3% have this skill
3
Cost Accounting
2% have this skill
4
Financial analysis
1% have this skill
5
Managerial Accounting
1% have this skill
6
Operational Analysis
1% have this skill

Average Accountant Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Accountant make the most at companies with 1-10 employees, earning $77,974 on average.

Recent Accountant salaries in US

$90,000
Yearly Salary
A Controler reported a yearly salary of $90,000 with +$5,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Female
11-50 Employees
Minneapolis–Saint Paul, MN
$90,000
Yearly Salary
A Staff Accountant reported a yearly salary of $90,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Remote
$65,000
Yearly Salary
A Accounting Associate reported a yearly salary of $65,000 with +$9,750 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
501-1,000 Employees
Remote
$70,000
Yearly Salary
A AP/AR Manager reported a yearly salary of $70,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
Chicago, IL
$80,000
Yearly Salary
A Accountant reported a yearly salary of $80,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Female
201-500 Employees
Remote
$65,000
Yearly Salary
A Staff Accountant reported a yearly salary of $65,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Los Angeles, CA
$75,000
Yearly Salary
A Staff Accountant reported a yearly salary of $75,000 with +$3,750 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
Remote
$65,000
Yearly Salary
A Accounting Associate reported a yearly salary of $65,000 with +$9,750 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
501-1,000 Employees
Remote
$97,940
Yearly Salary
A Accounting Lead reported a yearly salary of $97,940
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Chicago, IL
$147,290
Yearly Salary
A Accounting Manager reported a yearly salary of $147,290 with +$22,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Female
201-500 Employees
Remote