There are 1.4 million accountants and auditors in the US, making accountancy one of the biggest and most important professions in the business service sector.
Accounting is generally considered a stable and well paid job. How well paid is that? Let’s take a look at the average accounting salary in the US.
Average Accountant Salary – An Overview
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017, the median accountant salary was $69,350:
US Accountant Salary
Per hour rate
*Low end salary is the average level for junior, inexperienced accountants. High end is the one for senior and experienced accountants.