Accountants And Auditors

Training Requirements for Accountants And Auditors

Accountants and auditors need a bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Accountants and auditors
Percent
Less than High School 0.0
High School 4.3
Some College 8.1
Associates Degree 9.1
Bachelors Degree 55.6
Masters Degree 20.1
Doctorate or Professional Degree 2.8

Employment Outlook for Accountants And Auditors

This represents about 1,332,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 142,000 more accountants and auditors but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 498,000 more.

Typical Income for Accountants And Auditors

Hourly Income

On average,accountants and auditors make $36.89 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Accountants and auditors $20.26 $25.60 $32.76 $43.59 $58.13
Business and financial operations occupations $17.74 $23.78 $31.99 $43.47 $58.13
Financial specialists $18.61 $24.76 $33.07 $45.64 $63.36
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, accountants and auditors make $76,730 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Accountants and auditors $42,140 $53,240 $68,150 $90,670 $120,910
Business and financial operations occupations $36,910 $49,460 $66,530 $90,410 $120,910
Financial specialists $38,700 $51,510 $68,780 $94,940 $131,800
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

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

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