Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does an Accountant make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

Industry

$97,554 / yrTotal Pay
$57,940 / yrBase Pay
$39,615 / yrAdditional Pay

$97,554

 / yr
$45K$491K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Accountant is $97,554 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $57,940 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $39,615 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Related Job Titles

For Accountant

Some related job titles are Accounting Clerk Salaries with median pay of $82,650, Accountant-entry Level Salaries with median pay of $77,184, Junior Accountant Salaries with median pay of $90,856, Staff Accountant Salaries with median pay of $96,213.

Glassdoor Economist Pay Overview

What is the pay outlook for Finance & Accounting?

Jobs in finance and accounting are expected to see continued demand, with employment growth linked to the health of the broader economy. These jobs will continue to offer above average pay but usually require higher education or certification to enter the field. While automation will replace many common tasks, it is not expected to reduce the need for these employees; it will instead allow them to focus on core soft skills like advising clients and analyzing trends.

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Location

Total Pay

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Date of Time

GL Accountant

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$85,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Accountant

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$27,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Accounting/Bookkeeping

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$32

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Accountant

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$55,920

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Accountant

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$80,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Milk Accountant

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$20

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Accountant

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$40,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday

Accountant pay FAQ

The national average salary for an Accountant is $57,940 per year in United States. Filter by location to see an Accountant salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 41614 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by an Accountant employees.

The highest salary for an Accountant in United States is $82,325 per year.

The lowest salary for an Accountant in United States is $40,777 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming an Accountant or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of an Accountant.