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2017 Accounting & Finance Salary Guide

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Your search for answers to burning questions about finance salaries is over. We have all the information you need right here.

See starting compensation for hundreds of finance jobs, including senior accountant, financial analyst and controller, in the 2017 Robert Half Salary Guide for Accounting and Finance.

With our finance and accounting Salary Guide, you can:

  • Determine accounting and finance salary figures for more than 400 positions
  • Customize pay ranges for more than 135 cities across the United States
  • Understand trends affecting finance salaries, including hot jobs and in-demand skills
  • Get exclusive insight into the 2017 hiring environment for accounting and finance

Would you like the print version of our finance and accounting Salary Guide? Contact the Robert Half Finance & Accounting office nearest you to get your personal copy today.

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Salary Negotiation

When it’s time to talk money, you need to be ready. That means having finance salary numbers you can rely on.

The 2017 Robert Half Salary Guide for Accounting and Finance is the resource you need. The figures in our guide are based on the thousands of real-world job placements made by Robert Half recruiting managers nationwide. So you can be confident in the data.

Watch this short video to learn more about our salary figures and how you can use the information in the guide in your hiring and job search efforts.


Salary Snapshots

It’s a good time to be in accounting and finance. Salary levels are expected to rise an average of 3.7 percent in 2017. Learn about several accounting and finance positions that will see above-average increases and get a peek at the starting salary ranges these professionals can expect.


Salary Trend Infographics

View our infographics to learn which accounting and finance roles are in greatest demand, which specialties will see the highest increase in starting salaries, and what hiring trends you must know about.


Regional Trends

Toggle with our interactive infographic to navigate the employment market with ease. Use this map to find out which industries are growing, and which positions are in demand in your region.

Download your free copy of the 2017 Robert Half Salary Guide for Accounting and Finance to learn more about trends impacting finance salary levels and to customize pay ranges for more than 135 cities across the United States.

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Salary Negotiation for Managers in 3 Easy Steps

Managers, we’ve got sobering news. In today’s employment market, job seekers are often the ones in the driver’s seat. Specialized accounting and finance skills are in such high demand that the professionals who possess them are often courted by multiple employers.

That means you have to up the ante to entice top talent to sign on with your firm.

See three steps for negotiating an accounting and finance salary that will help attract job candidates without breaking your budget.

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Salary Negotiation for Workers

Tips to Get the Finance Salary You Want

You’re good at what you do. And you deserve a salary to match. 

But asking for that salary is the problem. For most of us, the thought of negotiating pay with an employer is nerve-racking at best, terrifying at worst. 

It doesn’t have to be that way. The 2017 Salary Guide for Accounting and Finance can help you make the case for a higher finance salary. In fact, we’ve heard from countless people who bring it with them to salary discussions so the guide can do the talking for them.

See our tips to help you get the finance salary you want.

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Career Tips

How to Earn a Higher Finance Salary

We know the question on everyone’s mind: What can I do to earn a higher accounting and finance salary? Lots of factors can help, including certifications, advanced skills, and more — get the details.

The best resource for helping you understand accounting and finance salary and hiring trends is Robert Half’s accounting Salary Guide. Download your copy today.

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