Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does an Accountant make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$59,380 / yrTotal Pay
$55,258 / yrBase Pay
$4,122 / yrAdditional Pay

$59,380

 / yr
$43K$83K
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The estimated total pay for a Accountant is $59,380 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $55,258 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 $4,122 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 $39,213, Accountant-entry Level Salaries with median pay of $45,642, Junior Accountant Salaries with median pay of $50,819, Staff Accountant Salaries with median pay of $60,304.

Top Paying Companies

For an Accountant in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for an Accountant in United States. Employers include Google, Meta and Workday.

1
Google
Google
$142,862/yr
2
Meta
$135,392/yr
6
Yahoo
$121,949/yr
8
ZAP
$118,441/yr
9
Oracle
$117,789/yr
10
ONEOK
$117,657/yr
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$75,735

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 / yr

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 / yr

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$142,862

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Top Paying Industries

For an Accountant in United States

The top 5 paying industries for an Accountant in United States are Energy, Mining & Utilities with a median total pay of $95,601, Telecommunications with a median total pay of $86,665, Information Technology with a median total pay of $84,353, Aerospace & Defense with a median total pay of $81,718, and Government & Public Administration with a median total pay of $81,503.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Energy, Mining & UtilitiesEnergy, Mining & Utilities$95,601

    23% Higher than other industries

  • TelecommunicationsTelecommunications$86,665

    15% Higher than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$84,353

    12% Higher than other industries

  • Aerospace & DefenseAerospace & Defense$81,718

    10% Higher than other industries

  • Government & Public AdministrationGovernment & Public Administration$81,503

    9% Higher than other industries

Energy, Mining & Utilities

Top paying companies in Energy, Mining & Utilities for Accountant are Anadarko Petroleum, Calpine, and ONEOK.

Anadarko PetroleumAnadarko Petroleum$123,805/yr
CalpineCalpine$120,533/yr
ONEOKONEOK$117,657/yr

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.

A Accountant salary range in US can vary based on important factors such as education, skills, certifications, and years of experience. A Accountant in US can expect to see an entry level salary range of $37,453 to $57,932 per year, based on 30 salary contributions. At the highest seniority level, an experienced Accountant in US can make a salary range of $43,359 to $111,749 with at least 8 years of experience, based on 5 salary contributions. The top 3 companies in US where a Accountant gets the highest compensation are Clean Harbors, Inc., Simply Hired Inc. and Amazon.com, Inc.. Bigger companies typically pay 6.48% more than smaller companies for a Accountant.

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Total Years of Experience

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Date of Time

Capital Accountant

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$20

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Accounting Clerk

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$75,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Accountant

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$23

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Accounting Clerk

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$18

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Accounting Clerk

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$38,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
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Accountant

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$82,000

/yr

$75K | $7K

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1-3 years
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Accountant

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$84,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
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Accounting Clerk

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$35,000

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1-3 years
Yesterday

Accountant pay FAQ

The national average salary for an Accountant is $55,258 per year in United States. Filter by location to see an Accountant salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 42894 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by an Accountant employees.

The highest salary for an Accountant in United States is $75,566 per year.

The lowest salary for an Accountant in United States is $40,408 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.