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All About Accountants and Auditors

Occupation Description Examine, analyze, and interpret accounting records to prepare financial statements, give advice, or audit and evaluate statements prepared by others. Install or advise on systems of recording costs or other financial and budgetary data.

  • Account Auditor
  • Fund Accountant
  • Field Auditor
  • Auditor-In-Charge
  • Financial Accountant

What Kind of Accountant or Auditor Job Opportunities Are There?

There were about 1,397,700 jobs for Accountant or Auditor in 2016 (in the United States). New jobs are being produced at a rate of 10% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 139,900 new jobs for Accountant or Auditor by 2026. There will be an estimated 141,800 positions for Accountant or Auditor per year.

Forecasted Number of Jobs for Accountants and Auditors in U.S.

The states with the most job growth for Accountant or Auditor are Utah, Colorado, and Tennessee. Watch out if you plan on working in Maine, Alaska, or Ohio. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Salary for an Accountant or Auditor

The typical yearly salary for Accountants and Auditors is somewhere between $43,650 and $122,840.

Salary Ranges for Accountants and Auditors

Accountants and Auditors who work in District of Columbia, New York, or New Jersey, make the highest salaries.

Below is a list of the median annual salaries for Accountants and Auditors in different U.S. states.

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $70,310
Alaska $82,920
Arizona $69,190
Arkansas $67,700
California $84,430
Colorado $82,320
Connecticut $84,890
Delaware $78,120
District of Columbia $98,130
Florida $71,790
Georgia $75,930
Hawaii $65,580
Idaho $66,110
Illinois $81,060
Indiana $70,780
Iowa $67,030
Kansas $66,530
Kentucky $67,080
Louisiana $66,860
Maine $70,810
Maryland $82,610
Massachusetts $81,460
Michigan $74,370
Minnesota $72,480
Mississippi $62,850
Missouri $70,240
Montana $66,410
Nebraska $67,920
Nevada $66,600
New Hampshire $72,690
New Jersey $90,400
New Mexico $66,370
New York $96,300
North Carolina $76,880
North Dakota $61,870
Ohio $72,370
Oklahoma $73,040
Oregon $71,450
Pennsylvania $75,250
Rhode Island $81,090
South Carolina $64,750
South Dakota $65,800
Tennessee $69,690
Texas $80,200
Utah $70,980
Vermont $75,360
Virginia $85,640
Washington $78,970
West Virginia $68,160
Wisconsin $68,410
Wyoming $66,180

Accountants and Auditors Sector

Accountant or Auditor Sectors

The table below shows the approximate number of Accountants and Auditors employed by various industries.

Accountant or Auditor Industries


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