hourly pay for Accountants
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Other names for this job might include Accountant, Accountant Manager, Accounting Analyst, Accounting Bookkeeper, Accounting Consultant, Accounting Manager, Accounting Methods Analyst, Accounting Officer, Accounting Supervisor, Accounting Systems Analyst

  • $76730
  • 71%
    Job satisfaction
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How Much Do Accountants Make In 2018

In this salary guide, you will find out how much do Accountants make.

After reading this, you will be able to make a decision if working as an Accountant will suit your financial goals (e.g: buying a home, BMW or just your target salary goal).

Average salary

Annual salary
$76730 per year
Hourly wage
$36.890 per hour

One of the most popular questions we get from our readers here at OwlGuru is how much do Accountants make per year and what is their hourly wage.

According to BLS, the average annual salary of Accountants is $76730. Their salary can also be as low as $42140 if you’re still a newbie with no experience to over $120910 if you have a ton of experience under your belt.

The typical hourly pay is $36.890 and can range from $20.260 to $58.130 which also depends if you’re a newbie or a professional.

Just like any other job, the salary of An Accountant will vary based on your education and experience level.

# = Over $100 per hour or $200,000 per year.
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After comparing how much do Accountants make with other careers, they have a salary rank of B.

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Salary range

Highest (Top 10%)$58.130$120910
Senior (Top 25%)$43.590$90670
Middle (Mid 50%)$32.760$68150
Junior (Bottom 25%)$25.600$53240
No experience (Bottom 10%)$20.260$42140

Entry-level Accountants who starts out at $53240 can expect to make $68150 after 3-5 years of experience in the field.

The bottom 10% makes less than $20.260 per hour while the top 10% makes over $58.130 per hour.

While the median wage is $68150 per annum or $32.760 per hour.

Depending on who you work for, you might also get overtime pay.

# = Over $100 per hour or $200,000 per year.

Highest paying industries

Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage46.1495970
Federal Executive Branch44.9293430
Federal government, including the US Postal Service44.893180
Securities and Commodity Exchanges43.4790430
Exterminating and Pest Control Services43.4390340
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities43.2589970
Software Publishers43.2289890
Other Financial Investment Activities42.4788340
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank41.9487230
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media41.6286570
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing41.285690
Personal Care Services41.1885650
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors40.8484950
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences40.6184460
Scientific Research and Development Services40.2783770
Other Investment Pools and Funds40.2483690
Support Activities for Mining40.1483480
Postal Service (federal government)40.0883370
Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles39.9483070
Motion Picture and Video Industries39.8682920
Oil and Gas Extraction39.7182600
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries39.7182600
Publishing Industries (except Internet)39.782570
Other Information Services39.6482450
Satellite Telecommunications39.5582260
Pharmacies and Drug Stores39.582160
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds39.481940
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers39.3181770
Rail Transportation39.0581220
Wired Telecommunications Carriers38.6680420
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers38.6680410
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance38.5480170
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores38.2579570
Metal Ore Mining38.2479530
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing38.2379520
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)38.2279510
Sound Recording Industries38.2279490
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services38.279470
Nondepository Credit Intermediation38.0979230
Computer Systems Design and Related Services38.0879200
General Rental Centers38.0479120
Natural Gas Distribution38.0279090
Health and Personal Care Stores37.9778970
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing37.9378890
Television Broadcasting37.9178860
Automobile Dealers37.7578530
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations37.6878380
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation37.6878370
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing37.6178230
Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services37.5678130
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services37.5678110
Finance and Insurance37.5378050
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services37.3277630
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers37.377590
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services37.2777510
Communications Equipment Manufacturing37.1577280
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing37.1477250
Legal Services37.0977140
Lessors of Real Estate37.0877130
Engineering Services36.9876920
Cable and Other Subscription Programming36.9876910
Broadcasting (except Internet)36.9376810
Radio and Television Broadcasting36.9176780
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers36.8976720
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities36.8976720
Roofing Contractors36.8176560
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing36.6476200
Specialized Design Services36.6376180
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers36.6276160
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing36.5976100
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing36.5275960
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services36.5275960
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers36.575920
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers36.4875880
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers36.4475800
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing36.3875660
Drywall and Insulation Contractors36.2875470
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services36.2575400
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation36.2375370
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution36.2275340
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing36.275300
Support Activities for Water Transportation36.1975270
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing36.1775230
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers36.1775230
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing36.0474970
Nonscheduled Air Transportation35.9674800
Chemical Manufacturing35.9574770
Couriers and Express Delivery Services35.9374740
All industries, private ownership only35.8874620
Other Telecommunications35.8374520
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing35.874450
Management of Companies and Enterprises35.7874430
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing35.7874410
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities35.7674370
Office Administrative Services35.7474340
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas35.7274310
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures35.7374310
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing35.6274080
Building Finishing Contractors35.6174060
Rental and Leasing Services35.674050
Apparel Manufacturing35.5974030
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing35.5773980
Basic Chemical Manufacturing35.5673970
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods35.5473930
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing35.4773770
Radio Broadcasting35.4673770
Wholesale Trade35.4473720
Pipeline Transportation35.4373690
All industries35.4273670
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers35.4173660
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing35.3573540
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities35.3673540
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing35.3573530
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction35.3473510
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers35.3373480
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods35.3173440
Mining (except Oil and Gas)35.2973400
Land Subdivision35.2873390
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers35.273220
Forging and Stamping35.1573110
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers35.1473090
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing35.173010
Couriers and Messengers35.173000
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying34.9472660
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers34.9272640
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing34.8872560
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned34.8872540
Investigation and Security Services34.8772530
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing34.8272430
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers34.8272420
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance34.872390
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers34.7972360
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers34.7972350
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation34.7872340
Beverage Manufacturing34.7672300
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing34.7472270
Other Pipeline Transportation34.7572270
Other Specialty Trade Contractors34.7372240
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil34.7272220
Water Transportation34.7172190
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing34.6572080
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing34.6572080
Machinery Manufacturing34.6572070
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations34.6472050
Insurance Carriers34.6171980
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers34.671960
Real Estate34.5671890
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing34.5571870
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills34.5271810
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing34.5171790
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing34.5171780
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)34.5171780
Grantmaking and Giving Services34.5171780
Specialty Food Stores34.4971740
Facilities Support Services34.4571660
Tobacco Manufacturing34.4571650
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing34.4471640
Inland Water Transportation34.4371620
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers34.471560
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction34.3971520
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance34.3671460
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing34.3471430
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors34.3271390
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing34.3271380
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers34.2971330
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages34.2971310
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing34.2771280
Specialty Trade Contractors34.2371210
Spectator Sports34.2371200
Administrative and Support Services34.2371190
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)34.2171160
Nonresidential Building Construction34.271150
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services34.2171150
Repair and Maintenance34.1971110
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing34.1771070
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing34.1671060
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers34.1571040
Retail Trade34.1571040
Waste Treatment and Disposal34.1270980
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing34.170930
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing34.0970900
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities34.0970900
Construction of Buildings34.0870880
Travel Agencies34.0370790
Specialty hospitals, State government owned34.0270760
Waste Collection33.9970710
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses33.9870690
Water, Sewage and Other Systems33.9870680
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing33.9870670
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing33.9770670
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing33.9670630
Building Equipment Contractors33.9470600
Furniture Stores33.9470600
Paper Manufacturing33.9370580
Other Food Manufacturing33.9370570
Automotive Body, Paint, Interior, and Glass Repair33.9270550
Electronics and Appliance Stores33.970520
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)33.970510
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing33.8970500
Residential Building Construction33.8870460
Testing Laboratories33.8770450
Plastics Product Manufacturing33.8570400
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned33.8570400
Fabric Mills33.8370370
Waste Management and Remediation Services33.8270350
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing33.8270340
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors33.8170330
Textile Mills33.8170320
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries33.7970280
Local Messengers and Local Delivery33.7870260
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction33.7670210
Automotive Repair and Maintenance33.7570210
Social Advocacy Organizations33.7570200
Coal Mining33.7570190
Footwear Manufacturing33.7470180
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing33.7270130
Depository Credit Intermediation33.6970080
Miscellaneous Manufacturing33.6770030
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing33.6670020
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores33.6670000
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores33.6469960
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing33.6269930
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)33.669880
Nonstore Retailers33.5769830
Activities Related to Real Estate33.5769820
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction33.5569790
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing33.5369750
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations33.5369750
Air Transportation33.5269730
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing33.569690
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing33.4969660
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors33.4769620
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing33.4569580
Other Support Activities for Transportation33.4569580
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance33.4469550
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services33.469480
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services33.469460
Transportation and Warehousing33.3869420
Home Furnishings Stores33.3769410
Personal and Laundry Services33.3569380
Forestry and Logging33.3469350
Utility System Construction33.3369330
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel33.3169280
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing33.369270
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers33.2869210
Primary Metal Manufacturing33.2769190
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores33.2669170
Services to Buildings and Dwellings33.2369120
Employment Services33.1869020
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills33.1768990
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing33.1668970
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing33.1468930
Food Manufacturing33.1368920
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing33.1168870
Ship and Boat Building33.1168870
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities33.0968830
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing33.0668760
Warehousing and Storage33.0568740
Death Care Services3368640
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing32.9968630
Scheduled Air Transportation32.9968630
Offices of Dentists32.9968610
Educational Support Services, Privately owned32.9568540
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers32.8868380
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events32.8468320
Telephone Call Centers32.8468300
Amusement Parks and Arcades32.8468300
Urban Transit Systems32.8268270
Business Support Services32.8168250
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging32.8168240
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing32.7968210
Other Building Equipment Contractors32.7968200
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing32.7868180
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)32.7768170
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers32.7768150
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors32.7568120
Hardware Manufacturing32.7568120
Support Activities for Transportation32.7568110
Consumer Goods Rental32.7468090
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned32.6968000
Federal, State, and Local Government32.6867970
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service32.6867970
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers32.6667930
Machine Shops32.6667920
Dairy Product Manufacturing32.6267840
Animal Food Manufacturing32.5967780
Grain and Oilseed Milling32.5867770
Masonry Contractors32.5567710
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned32.5467690
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services32.5367660
Support Activities for Air Transportation32.5167620
Landscaping Services32.567600
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing32.4967590
Support Activities for Road Transportation32.4867560
Other Support Services32.4767540
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners32.4467480
Freight Transportation Arrangement32.4367450
Vending Machine Operators32.3567290
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores32.3367240
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers32.2667110
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing32.2367040
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing32.2267020
Book Stores and News Dealers32.2267010
Other Textile Product Mills32.2166990
Specialized Freight Trucking32.1566880
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores32.166780
Printing and Related Support Activities32.0966760
Restaurants and Other Eating Places32.0966750
Direct Selling Establishments32.0866720
School and Employee Bus Transportation32.0766710
Security Systems Services31.9866510
Miscellaneous Store Retailers31.9766500
Household Appliance Manufacturing31.9766490
Educational Services, Privately owned31.9366420
Rubber Product Manufacturing31.9166370
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing31.966350
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing31.8666270
Gasoline Stations31.8366210
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation31.8266190
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service31.8266180
Other Insurance Related Activities31.866140
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned31.7666060
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing31.7265980
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills31.7265970
Textile Product Mills31.6965920
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing31.5965710
Support Activities for Rail Transportation31.5765670
Newspaper Publishers31.5765670
Support Activities for Crop Production31.5565620
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers31.5265560
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories31.4965500
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting31.4665430
Drycleaning and Laundry Services31.4365370
Hospitals, Privately owned31.4265350
Truck Transportation31.465310
Home Health Care Services31.3965290
Offices of Physicians31.3565210
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned31.3365160
Other Personal Services31.3265150
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing31.3265140
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing31.365100
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry31.2965080
Photographic Services31.2665010
Building Material and Supplies Dealers31.2565000
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)31.2565000
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)31.2464990
Performing Arts Companies31.1964880
Ambulatory Health Care Services31.1564800
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores31.1464770
Clothing Stores31.1164710
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores31.0664600
Educational Support Services, Local government owned31.0364540
Other Wood Product Manufacturing30.9964470
General Freight Trucking30.9264320
Sporting Goods Stores30.8464160
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation30.8564160
Animal Slaughtering and Processing30.8364130
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)30.8164090
Hospitals, State government owned30.8164090
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters30.8164080
Textile Furnishings Mills30.7964050
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation30.7763990
Ambulance Services30.6863820
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists30.6863810
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers30.6663770
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps30.6263690
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned30.5963620
Full-Service Restaurants30.5663570
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing30.5263490
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)30.5163470
Outpatient Care Centers30.4963430
Food Services and Drinking Places30.4963430
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services30.4463310
Hospitals, Local government owned30.3963210
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation30.3763160
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned30.3663150
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services30.3363080
Taxi and Limousine Service30.363020
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)30.2562930
Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance30.2462900
Wood Product Manufacturing30.2362890
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals30.2462890
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries30.2362870
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)30.262810
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned30.1962800
Civic and Social Organizations30.1662740
Educational Services, Local government owned30.162610
Local government, including schools and hospitals30.0662530
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, Privately owned30.0662520
Offices of Other Health Practitioners30.0562510
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions30.0562510
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water29.9962380
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers29.9862360
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)29.9862350
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing29.8262020
Child Day Care Services29.7861940
Charter Bus Industry29.7761930
Junior colleges, Local government owned29.7661890
Offices of Chiropractors29.7161810
Other General Merchandise Stores29.6961750
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Local government owned29.6761720
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores29.6361640
Technical and trade schools, Local government owned29.6361620
Sawmills and Wood Preservation29.6161590
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing29.5761500
Other Residential Care Facilities29.5261400
Shoe Stores29.561350
Support Activities for Animal Production29.461140
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)29.461140
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities29.3961130
Veterinary Services29.3761080
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly29.360950
General Merchandise Stores29.2560840
Food and Beverage Stores29.2460820
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)29.2160750
Elementary and Secondary Schools, State government owned29.260740
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)29.1860690
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned29.1360580
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land29.1160550
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries29.160530
Religious Organizations29.0360380
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation28.960120
Special Food Services28.8159920
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing28.859900
Apparel Knitting Mills28.7159720
Junior colleges, Privately owned28.6659610
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers28.6359550
Used Merchandise Stores28.5859450
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities28.5659400
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)28.5359340
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services28.4759210
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing28.1458530
Social Assistance27.9658170
State government, including schools and hospitals27.9558140
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals27.9358100
Accommodation and Food Services27.9158060
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned27.9158050
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)27.8857980
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities27.8457910
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities27.8457900
Educational Services, State government owned27.857820
Individual and Family Services27.6957600
Department Stores27.4757130
Vocational Rehabilitation Services27.4457080
Technical and trade schools, State government owned27.3756940
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities27.3456860
Grocery Stores27.0756300
Traveler Accommodation26.6355400
Junior colleges, State government owned26.2554610
Casino Hotels25.4752980
Offices of Optometrists25.2752560
Gambling Industries25.1752350
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned24.951800
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)22.0345820

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According to the BLS, the highest paid / most successful Accountants are in the states of DC, NY, NJ, MA and AK. The average salary in DC is $93000.

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