Accountant Salary

Midpoint U.S. salary*

$60,000

 

The midpoint starting salary for an accountant, also referred to as a corporate general accountant, with 1-3 years' of experience is $60,000. Accountants prepare and maintain financial records in compliance with legal requirements, ensure that taxes are paid on time and analyze financial results to support corporate decision-making. Advanced certifications and/or degrees are often required for this position.

Midpoint accountant salaries in U.S. cities

Boston, MA  
$80,400  
Chicago, IL  
$74,100  
Dallas, TX  
$66,000  
Denver, CO  
$65,400 
Des Moines, IA  
$60,000  
New York, NY 
$84,300  
Omaha, NE  
$58,200  
San Francisco, CA  
$84,000  
Seattle, WA  
$72,600  
Tampa, FL  
$59,400  

Roles similar to accountant

Senior accountant  
$75,000  
Accountant (1-3 years' experience) 
$60,000  
Cost accountant  
$62,000  
Tax accountant  
$69,000  
Financial analyst  
$65,000  
Senior financial analyst  
$80,000  

*Salaries listed represent the 50th percentile, or midpoint, of starting salaries.

 

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