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Accounting Salary Guide - What's Average For Your Area?

Accounting Salary Guide Discussion

Please share what you believe various accounting positions are paid on average in your area. Doesn't have to be your position... just what you think the going rate is in your part of the world for positions you're familiar with.


Jill Nickerson
Title: CFO
Company: In Transition
(CFO, In Transition) |

I've found a good, free resource is Robert Half's Accounting Salary Guide. You can download it free, it lists all categories of accounting, and it gives guidance on how to adjust for geographic location.

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Joseph Ori
Title: CEO
Company: Paramount Capital Corporation
(CEO, Paramount Capital Corporation) |

Check out they have a good acctg/fin salary guide.

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Malak Kazan
Title: VP, Special Projects
Company: ERI Economic Research Institute
(VP, Special Projects, ERI Economic Research Institute) |

If you are looking for geographic specific data and a target pay rate versus a "range" you likely need to pay for the data. There are some free data that can give you a baseline although not exactly what you need. Surveys can range from $200-$500 (or more depending on the survey house) range or a subscription based product could start as low as $929 for the year. Check out as a starting point.

(Manager) |

Thanks for the resources. I'll check them out. I'm also interested in real-life individual actual experience. I could also easily be interested in relocating.

On a separate note, I often wonder about the spread between cost of living expenses for an area and the regional differences in income. Maybe everything everywhere is proportional.


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