Salary for Accountants and Auditors

Also known as:  Account Auditor, Accountant, Auditor, Auditor-In-Charge, Certified Public Accountant, Cost Accountant, CPA, Field Auditor, Financial Accountant, Financial Auditor

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Individuals working as accountant and auditors interpret the accounting data and records maintained by individuals, organizations and businesses in order to prepare financial statements. They may also give financial advice, and evaluate financial statements that have been prepared by other professionals. In some cases, these professionals conduct audits to ensure that finances are being appropriately handled within a business or organization, and report their findings to relevant personnel. They are expected to be familiar with numerous financial software systems, and generally certification or trade-specific training is a requirement of this occupation.

An Accountant or Auditor can earn average salaries of somewhere between 48000 - 72000 depending on education and tenure levels. Accountants and Auditors can expect average salaries of Sixty Nine Thousand Eight Hundred dollars per annum.

Accountants and Auditors can obtain the highest salaries in New York, where they can receive salary pay of close to about $84280. These people receive the highest compensation in Information, which has salary pay of $74240.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 22.61 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Accountants and Auditors tend to make the most in the following industries
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $74,240
Information $71,920
Finance and Insurance $70,310
Wholesale Trade $69,670
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $69,550
Utilities $69,060
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Accommodation and Food Services $53,850
Educational Services $58,600
Health Care and Social Assistance $58,790
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $61,150
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $63,470
Transportation and Warehousing $63,840
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