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8.6% Jobs Projection
$67,480 Median Salary
5,750 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Accountants and Auditors Work in Pennsylvania?

There were approximately 51,720 workers employed as Accountants and Auditors in this state in 2018.

There were 52,150 Accountants and Auditors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 430 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Accountants and Auditors in PA Employment Trend

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

Accountants and Auditors in PA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Pennsylvania

Jobs for Accountants and Auditors in this state are growing at a rate of 8.6% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.0%.

Job Projections for Accountants and Auditors: Nation vs. PA

Pennsylvania Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 5,750 annual job openings, and 62,820 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 Pennsylvania?

In 2018 wages for Accountants and Auditors ranged from $43,920 to $115,340 with $67,480 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $21.11 to $55.45. The median hourly rate was $32.44.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $32.45 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.01.

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

Accountants and Auditors Earnings: PA vs. National Average

Top Pennsylvania 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
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 117,620 $87,240
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 29,390 $74,690
Pittsburgh, PA 11,690 $65,750
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 3,140 $64,810
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 2,680 $66,760
Lancaster, PA 1,830 $64,050
Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA 1,620 $63,230
Reading, PA 1,420 $64,340
York-Hanover, PA 1,410 $68,900
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 1,400 $58,520
Erie, PA 890 $55,610
State College, PA 480 $58,790
Altoona, PA 390 $57,990
Johnstown, PA 350 $55,410
Williamsport, PA 350 $54,960
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA 340 $57,300
Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA 280 $58,780
East Stroudsburg, PA 250 $57,700
Lebanon, PA 210 $66,490
Gettysburg, PA 130 $60,270

Top States for Accountants and Auditors Employment

View the list below to see 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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