How much do Accountants earn in the United States?

Yearly Salary

$62,500

The average salary for an accountant is $54,518

$35,100

$62,500
National Average

$85,069

8,201 salaries reported. Updated 10 November 2021

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How much does an Accountant make?

In the United States, the average pay for an accountant as of January 2022 is approximately $62,500 per year. Breaking it down, that works out to be approximately $32.05 per hour and $5,208 per month, assuming you work a 40 hour work week.

Comparing Accountant salaries

DirectlyApply has seen accountant salaries ranging from a high of $85,069 per year to a low of $35,100 per year, although we would estimate that the majority of accountants currently sit between $47,500 per year and $76,050 per year.

To be considered a top earning accountant you would be expected to be making in excess of $85,069 per year, which would put you in the top 10%. If you are earning $47,500 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 $37,569 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.

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