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Accountants and Auditors in Missouri

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Accountants and Auditors in Missouri

Want to work in Missouri as an Accountant or Auditor? Read this first!

5.9% Jobs Projection
$63,640 Median Salary
2,660 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Accountants and Auditors Work in Missouri?

In Missouri, there were 25,090 people working as Accountants and Auditors in the year 2018.

There were 25,130 Accountants and Auditors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 40 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Accountants and Auditors in MO Employment Trend

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

Accountants and Auditors in MO vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Missouri

Jobs for Accountants and Auditors in this state are growing at a rate of 5.9% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.0%.

Job Projections for Accountants and Auditors: Nation vs. MO

Missouri Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 2,660 annual Accountants and Auditors job openings in Missouri, and 29,530 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

What do Accountants and Auditors Make in Missouri?

In 2018 wages for Accountants and Auditors ranged from $38,480 to $106,000 with $63,640 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $18.5 to $50.96. The median hourly rate was $30.6.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $30.29 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.31.

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

Accountants and Auditors Earnings: MO vs. National Average

Top Missouri 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
St. Louis, MO-IL 12,760 $69,350
Kansas City, MO-KS 11,520 $63,470
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 1,720 $63,000
Springfield, MO 1,320 $55,030
Jefferson City, MO 1,100 $65,490
Columbia, MO 600 $54,970
Joplin, MO 450 $54,760
St. Joseph, MO-KS 330 $59,310
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 220 $56,790

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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