How much do Accountants earn in the United States?

Yearly Salary


The average salary for an accountant is $74,680

45,822 salaries reported. Updated 25 May 2022.

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How much does an Accountant make?

In the United States, the average pay for an accountant as of June 2022 is approximately $74,680 per year. That works out to be approximately $35.90 per hour and $6,223 per month, assuming you work a 40 hour work week.

Comparing Accountant salaries

DirectlyApply has seen accountant salaries ranging from a high of $136,500 per year to a low of $10,000 per year, although we would estimate that the majority of accountants currently sit between $58,500 per year and $136,500 per year.

To be considered a top earning accountant you would be expected to be making in excess of $136,500 per year, which would put you in the top 10%. If you are earning $58,500 per year or lower, you would be sitting in the bottom 25 percentile.

However interestingly, the average pay range for an accountant can vary significantly (by as much as $126,500 per year) so therefore this role may allow for either increased hours or overtime, as well as opportunities for promotion and pay rises. It is therefore highly possible that you can increase your salary as you gain more experience in the role.

Top employers of Accountants in the United States

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