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Accounting and Finance Average Salary in United States 2018

How much money does a person working in Accounting and Finance make in United States?

5,675 USD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Accounting and Finance in United States typically earns around 5,675 USD per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Accounting and Finance jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Accounting and Finance Jobs Salary Distribution in United States

25% of people earn
3,333 USD
or less
50% of people earn
4,667 USD
or less
75% of people earn
6,667 USD
or less
500 USD
4,667 USD
33,333 USD

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Accounting and Finance salaries in United States range between 500 USD per month (minimum salary) to 33,333 USD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 4,667 USD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Accounting and Finance are earning less than 4,667 USD while the other half are earning more than 4,667 USD. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph, with the group earning more than the median salary.

Closely related to the median are two similar values: the 25th and 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Accounting and Finance are earning less than 3,333 USD while 75% of them are earning more than 3,333 USD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Accounting and Finance are earning less than 6,667 USD while 25% of them are earning more than 6,667 USD.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should I be looking at?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both the average and the median, then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you. You have plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. Luckily for you, we have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Accounting and Finance Salary Trend and Forecast in United States

How are Accounting and Finance salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average Accounting and Finance salary in United States in recent years.

Average Salary 2015    =  
5,317 USD
Average Salary 2016    +1%  
5,391 USD
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
5,542 USD
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
5,675 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Accounting and Finance salaries in United States are on the rise in the year 2018 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2018 are 2% higher than those of 2017. The trend suggests a slow yet slow continous increase in pay in 2019 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Accounting and Finance Average Hourly Wage in United States

29 USD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in United States for Accounting and Finance is 29 USD. This means that the average person in United States earns approximatly 29 USD for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage, the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and is considered to the be the standard.

Salary Comparison By Job Division (Average Monthly Salary)

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Salary Comparison By State (Average Monthly Salary)

StateAverage Salary
Alabama2,615 USD
Arizona5,203 USD
Arkansas3,437 USD
California5,634 USD
Colorado6,044 USD
Connecticut7,471 USD
Delaware4,167 USD
District of Columbia7,069 USD
Florida5,644 USD
Georgia5,149 USD
Hawaii2,917 USD
Idaho12,458 USD
Illinois5,324 USD
Indiana5,380 USD
Iowa2,957 USD
Kansas3,904 USD
Kentucky3,701 USD
Louisiana7,781 USD
Maine3,750 USD
Maryland4,578 USD
Massachusetts6,312 USD
Michigan3,949 USD
Minnesota5,018 USD
Mississippi6,785 USD
Missouri3,720 USD
Nebraska4,536 USD
Nevada5,821 USD
New Hampshire5,792 USD
New Jersey6,458 USD
New Mexico4,728 USD
New York7,443 USD
North Carolina6,205 USD
Ohio6,086 USD
Oklahoma3,917 USD
Oregon4,927 USD
Pennsylvania6,066 USD
South Carolina2,647 USD
Tennessee7,509 USD
Texas5,940 USD
Utah4,614 USD
Virginia5,305 USD
Washington7,326 USD
West Virginia5,608 USD
Wisconsin4,521 USD

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