Information About Accountants And Auditors

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Training

Accountants and auditors need bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Accountants and auditors
Training for Accountants And Auditors
Percent
Less than High School 0.3
High School 5.3
Some College 8.9
Associates Degree 10.5
Bachelors Degree 55.6
Masters Degree 17.0
Doctorate or Professional Degree 2.4

Employment

Represents about 1,290,000 people in the United States- 8.1% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 279,000 more accountants and auditors but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 497,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, accountants and auditors make $33.72 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Accountants and auditors $19.00 $23.50 $30.20 $40.00 $52.80
Business and financial operations occupations $16.70 $21.90 $29.60 $40.10 $52.90
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, accountants and auditors make $70,130 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Accountants and auditors $39,640 $48,920 $62,850 $83,210 $109,870
Business and financial operations occupations $34,770 $45,750 $61,700 $83,450 $110,040
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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