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.
Related Job Titles
- Account Auditor
- Fund Accountant
- Field Auditor
- 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.
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.
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|
|District of Columbia||$98,130|
Accountants and Auditors Sector
The table below shows the approximate number of Accountants and Auditors employed by various industries.
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