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Accountants and Auditors in Georgia

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16.7% Jobs Projection
$68,870 Median Salary
4,190 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Accountants and Auditors in Georgia are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Accountants and Auditors in Georgia is growing faster than average.

  • Accountants and Auditors in Georgia earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Accountants and Auditors Work in Georgia?

37,200 people worked as Accountants and Auditors in 2018 in this state.

There were 37,830 Accountants and Auditors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 630 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Accountants and Auditors in GA Employment Trend

The typical state has 13,650 Accountants and Auditors working in it, which means Georgia has more Accountants and Auditors than average.

Accountants and Auditors in GA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Georgia

Jobs for Accountants and Auditors in this state are growing at a rate of 16.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.0%.

Job Projections for Accountants and Auditors: Nation vs. GA

Georgia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 4,190 annual job openings, and 44,090 total jobs in 2026 for Accountants and Auditors in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 141,800 annual jobs and 1,537,600 total jobs in 2026.

What do Accountants and Auditors Make in Georgia?

In 2018 wages for Accountants and Auditors ranged from $40,580 to $120,560 with $68,870 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $19.51 to $57.96. The median hourly rate was $33.11.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $32.41 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.70.

The median salary in Georgia is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Accountants and Auditors Earnings: GA vs. National Average

Top Georgia Metros for Accountants and Auditors

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Accountants and Auditors.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 28,160 $71,790
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 1,160 $58,190
Chattanooga, TN-GA 1,100 $57,510
Savannah, GA 900 $62,410
Columbus, GA-AL 850 $63,460
Macon, GA 600 $62,950
Albany, GA 570 $60,910
Gainesville, GA 560 $64,820
Athens-Clarke County, GA 550 $58,890
Warner Robins, GA 240 $64,480
Valdosta, GA 230 $56,780
Brunswick, GA 220 $68,300
Dalton, GA 220 $71,810
Rome, GA 180 $54,700
Hinesville, GA 50 $71,610

Top States for Accountants and Auditors Employment

The table below shows the states where most Accountants and Auditors work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 148,600 $75,690
Texas 115,270 $72,860
New York 110,780 $83,250
Florida 71,940 $62,270
Illinois 53,280 $71,470
Pennsylvania 51,720 $67,480
Ohio 45,670 $64,630
Virginia 41,230 $76,490
New Jersey 37,370 $81,190
Georgia 37,200 $68,870
Colorado 36,290 $72,940
Massachusetts 35,360 $74,890
Michigan 33,610 $65,850
North Carolina 33,020 $69,840
Washington 32,870 $70,600
Missouri 25,090 $63,640
Maryland 25,020 $74,030
Minnesota 22,960 $66,240
Wisconsin 22,610 $63,390
Indiana 20,100 $64,380

Below are the states where Accountants and Auditors get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $91,890
New York $83,250
New Jersey $81,190
Rhode Island $76,770
Virginia $76,490
Connecticut $76,450
California $75,690
Alaska $75,590
Massachusetts $74,890
Maryland $74,030


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