Google Trend graph of search interest around the word Accountant. You can certainly see there is a specific time of the year where demand shows up consistently for accountants. This profession is obviously not going anywhere and people that love numbers and handling the books will always have a strong demand career in accounting.
Bureau of Labor Statistics information states that the median salary for Accountants is $61,690 a year and about $29.66 an hour which was reported in 2010. The profession of an Accountant typically requires a Bachelor’s degree to be placed in a good paying accounting job. The total number of accountant jobs is quite staggering at 1,216,900 with a total predicted growth rate of 16% expected to happen from 2010 – 2020. The accountant job outlook shows a pretty good growth rate of 16% which will add around 190,700 jobs the the accountant job market giving many new opportunities for newly trained accountants. In our state by state analysis of accountant salaries New York and Mississippi pay as much $65,000 for accountant jobs.
Listed below is information that is specific to Accountant job salaries that you can expect to receive in that state area. Our state by state breakdown allows you to see which state is best to get a job as an Accountant. The salary information provided below is off of real-world job listings for Accountants and the pay offered for those jobs. We source Indeed, Simply Hired, PayScale and GlassDoor.com. The information provided by Indeed about their process for collecting salary averages is as follows: “Indeed Salary Search is based on an index of salary information extracted from over 50 million job postings from thousands of unique sources over the last 12 months. Many job descriptions don’t contain salary information, but there are enough that do to produce statistically significant median salaries for millions of keyword, job title and location combinations – in fact, most job searches you are likely to think of. As new jobs are added each day, the Indeed Salary Search index is automatically updated with fresh salary data, so the salary results are as up-to-date as they could possibly be.”