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13.9% Jobs Projection
$76,490 Median Salary
4,720 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Accountants and Auditors Work in Virginia?

There were approximately 41,230 workers employed as Accountants and Auditors in this state in 2018.

There were 38,330 Accountants and Auditors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 2,900 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Accountants and Auditors in VA Employment Trend

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

Accountants and Auditors in VA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Virginia

Jobs for Accountants and Auditors in this state are growing at a rate of 13.9% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.0%.

Job Projections for Accountants and Auditors: Nation vs. VA

Virginia Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 4,720 annual Accountants and Auditors job openings in Virginia, and 50,240 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 Virginia?

In 2018 wages for Accountants and Auditors ranged from $50,370 to $130,400 with $76,490 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $24.21 to $62.69. The median hourly rate was $36.77.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $36.42 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.35.

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

Accountants and Auditors Earnings: VA vs. National Average

Top Virginia 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 40,630 $83,760
Richmond, VA 7,280 $71,870
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 6,380 $69,970
Charlottesville, VA 1,210 $67,440
Roanoke, VA 1,210 $65,790
Lynchburg, VA 690 $69,370
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 610 $61,900
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 450 $68,780
Harrisonburg, VA 410 $63,740
Winchester, VA-WV 380 $75,080
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA 300 $67,040

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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