Career Paths and Salaries

 

Accounting is a solid career choice that offers students wide range of possibilities across many different industries.

Some examples of industry titles and *salaries are listed below:

IMPORTANT: Salary can be dramatically affected by compensable factors such as employer size, industry, employee credentials, years of experience, level of education and other factors. The basic market pricing report was prepared using our Certified Compensation Professionals’ analysis of survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at employers of all sizes, industries and geographies. Additional salary information was collected on 6/1/2017.

 

Job Title 25th%ile Median 75th%ile
Accountant I $43,258 $47,522 $52,322
Accountant II $53,530 $59,161 $65,347
Tax Accountant I $46,123 $51,273 $57,467
Tax Accountant II $57,438 $65,062 $73,706
CPA $45,000 $60,173 $71,256
Accounting Clerk I $31,845 $35,716 $39,986
Accounting Clerk II $37,861 $42,199 $47,452
Accounting Manager $81,550 $91,973 $103,686
Accounts Payable Clerk $33,537 $37,192 $41,612
Accounts Receivable Clerk $33,406 $37,194 $41,494
Accounts Payable/Receivable Analyst $43,185 $48,814 $55,320
Budget Analyst I $45,744 $51,868 $58,614
Budget Analyst II $60,126 $66,845 $74,774
Chief Financial Officer $232,820 $297,990 $377,563
Internal Auditor I $48,222 $53,165 $58,436
Internal Auditor II $58,050 $65,719 $74,593
Controller $145,362 $177,551 $213,321
Payroll Clerk $34,932 $39,385 $44,446
Payroll Manager $81,775 $93,117 $106,377
Tax Accountant I $46,123 $51,273 $57,467
Tax Accountant II $57,438 $65,062 $73,706
Bookkeeper $35,223 $39,914 $44,620
Claims Adjuster I $38,874 $43,112 $47,930
Consumer Loan Collection Manager $70,298 $83,135 $93,889
Cost Analyst I $49,265 $55,117 $62,106
Cost Analyst II $48,952 $54,715 $61,511
Finance Manager $100,727 $114,963 $130,662
Financial Reporting Accountant $50,250 $57,206 $64,644
Revenue Analyst I $40,834 $46,533 $52,388
Revenue Analyst II $46,811 $54,111 $62,872
Treasurer $153,911 $190,337 $234,731