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:

[one_third_first]**US Accountant Salary**[/one_third_first][one_third]2017 Salary[/one_third][one_third_last]Per hour rate[/one_third_last]

[one_third_first]**Median** [/one_third_first][one_third]$69,350[/one_third][one_third_last]$33.34[/one_third_last]

[one_third_first]**Average** [/one_third_first][one_third]$76,730[/one_third][one_third_last]$36.89[/one_third_last]

[one_third_first]**Low end*** [/one_third_first][one_third]$42,140[/one_third][one_third_last]$20.26[/one_third_last]

[one_third_first]**High end*** [/one_third_first][one_third]$120,910[/one_third][one_third_last]$ $58.13[/one_third_last]

**Low end salary is the average level for junior, inexperienced accountants. High end is the one for senior and experienced accountants.*

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