Accountant Salary by State

Accountant Salary by State

Accountant Salary by State

States have differing populations, businesses and demands for financial services. Thus, the average accountant salary varies by location. Click the map from the U.S. Department of Labor to view a larger version.

Highest Wages

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the following three states have the highest average accountant salary as of May 2012.  (Compare this to the average accountant salary and CPA salary.) In all cases, accountants earn far more than the average state wage.

  1. District of Columbia is considered a state by the BLS and has a population of 632,323.
    It shows mean wages of $75,950 yearly, or $36.51 hourly, for its 653,760 workers.
    The mean accountant salary is $36.75 per hour or $76,430 per year for over 33,370 positions.
  2. New York has a population of over 19.4 million, making it the third most populous state.
    Its 8.5 million workers make $53.580 per year, or $25.76 per hour.
    This state boasts the highest means of $85,140 per year, or $40.93 per hour for its over 94,300 accountants.
  3. New Jersey has over 8.8 million individuals.
    Its mean wages run $51,990 per year, or $25 per hour, for over 3.7 million workers.
    The average accountant pay is $81,470 yearly, or $39.17 hourly, for 34,230 professionals.


Lowest Wages

The following three states have the lowest average accountant salary and also some of the lowest populations. Though in all cases, accountants still make more than the average state income.

  1. North Dakota has 683,000 people. Its 403,290 workers average $40,850 annually, or $19.64 hourly.
    The state shows 3,290 accountants making a mean $54,620 per year, or $26.26 per hour.
  2. West Virginia has 1.8 million individuals.
    It shows mean wages of $37,100 yearly, or $17.84 hourly for 710,540 workers.
    The 4,680 accountants here average an annual $57,140 per year, or $27.47 per hour.
  3. South Dakota has 824,000 people.
    It has mean wages of $36,020 per year, or $17.32 per hour, for 398,860 workers.
    The average accountant salary is $57,540 yearly, or $27.66 hourly, for its 3,890 professionals.

All States

The following table shows the number of accounting jobs, mean hourly wages and mean yearly salary for each state.

Area name Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Alabama 14,290 $30.45 $63,340
Alaska 2,630 $35.04 $72,880
Arizona 16,750 $29.84 $62,070
Arkansas 5,650 $29.34 $61,020
California 133,570 $36.48 $75,870
Colorado 30,030 $35.06 $72,920
Connecticut 15,400 $35.78 $74,420
Delaware 4,310 $33.39 $69,440
District of Columbia 10,210 $42.01 $87,370
Florida 74,020 $31.57 $65,660
Georgia 35,300 $34.78 $72,340
Hawaii 4,500 $29.58 $61,520
Idaho 3,340 $29.41 $61,170
Illinois 41,910 $35.09 $72,980
Indiana 18,880 $31.11 $64,710
Iowa 9,920 $30.00 $62,390
Kansas 11,040 $31.10 $64,680
Kentucky 9,390 $29.09 $60,510
Louisiana 12,850 $30.14 $62,680
Maine 3,870 $29.26 $60,860
Maryland 24,680 $36.59 $76,100
Massachusetts 34,360 $36.43 $75,780
Michigan 27,410 $33.10 $68,860
Minnesota 23,200 $31.15 $64,780
Mississippi 4,910 $28.59 $59,480
Missouri 24,390 $30.24 $62,910
Montana 3,220 $28.86 $60,040
Nebraska 7,860 $31.38 $65,270
Nevada 7,550 $30.07 $62,550
New Hampshire 4,090 $32.20 $66,970
New Jersey 34,230 $39.17 $81,470
New Mexico 5,470 $29.06 $60,450
New York 94,300 $40.93 $85,140
North Carolina 28,830 $32.70 $68,010
North Dakota 3,290 $26.26 $54,620
Ohio 36,420 $32.15 $66,880
Oklahoma 14,120 $28.09 $58,430
Oregon 11,290 $30.31 $63,030
Pennsylvania 53,960 $33.86 $70,420
Rhode Island 3,490 $33.71 $70,120
South Carolina 12,960 $28.18 $58,620
South Dakota 3,890 $27.66 $57,540
Tennessee 19,320 $29.91 $62,220
Texas 91,390 $34.54 $71,850
Utah 9,550 $32.33 $67,250
Vermont 2,830 $31.89 $66,330
Virginia 37,520 $36.12 $75,140
Washington 22,680 $33.16 $68,970
West Virginia 4,680 $27.47 $57,140
Wisconsin 17,850 $31.71 $65,950
Wyoming 1,730 $28.54 $59,360


References

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Accountants and Auditors

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10 Responses to “Accountant Salary by State”

  1. javier ledesma says:

    Very detailed info. .
    You must have spent quite somo time on our behalf THX
    How updated is it?

  2. Bruce says:

    Nice job with all the details in one page, it is very helpful and I believe it is helpful to other people as well.

    Thanks for sharing such great info and keep up the good work.

  3. Linda says:

    It looks as if I should have became an accountant. I took a year of it in high school and liked it, but never thought of pursuing it as am not really a math whiz. My son is the math whiz in the family..lol.

    I do all my accounting myself, though saving me lots of money :)

    Linda
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  4. Interesting to see the differences among the states for salaries for an accounting professional. Quite a contrast in some cases.
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  5. vamert says:

    i searching for those rate hourly with the accounting job. thanks for this information. give me detail and information about basic salary
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  6. Danilo Petrozzi from seo says:

    Pretty interesting data. Let me ask you: why, in your opinion, NY has the highest wages?

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