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Salaries for

Accountant

Virginia Median
$58,000
National Median
$58,000
Median Income is the exact middle income earned by someone in a job or career field.

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Staff Accountant-Direct Hire 45-55k
Vaco Staffing | Richmond, VA 4 days ago

Staff Accountant opportunity available
Vaco Staffing | Virginia Beach, VA 2 weeks ago

Sr. Accountant
Robert Half Finance & Accounting U.S | Reston, VA 1 week ago

Staff Accountant - Charlottesville
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Accountant

Accountants prepare financial records and ensure their accuracy. They also take responsibility for calculating taxes properly and paying them in a timely manner. Accountants may specialize in public, corporate, or forensic accounting.

A typical day in the life of an accountant might include:

  • Assessing financial statements for accuracy and ensuring that they follow local, federal, or international regulations.
  • Examining an individual's or a company's accounting system to ensure efficiency and adherence to standard accounting practices.
  • Preparing reports explaining findings and meeting with upper management to discuss assessments or suggest new accounting methods..

Salaries for

Accountant

Virginia Median
$58,000
National Median
$58,000
Median Income is the exact middle income earned by someone in a job or career field.

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Recent Jobs Posted

Staff Accountant-Direct Hire 45-55k
Vaco Staffing | Richmond, VA 4 days ago

Staff Accountant opportunity available
Vaco Staffing | Virginia Beach, VA 2 weeks ago

Sr. Accountant
Robert Half Finance & Accounting U.S | Reston, VA 1 week ago

Staff Accountant - Charlottesville
Vaco Financial | Charlottesville, VA 3 weeks ago

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Top Pay by Location

These cities have the highest paying median for Accountant
Los Angeles, CA
$65,000
Houston, TX
$65,000
New York, NY
$63,000
Boston, MA
$60,000
Dallas, TX
$60,000
Phoenix, AZ
$59,000
Denver, CO
$58,000
Atlanta, GA
$58,000
Salary information is calculated from job seeker profiles and job postings. Both hourly and yearly wages could be reported.

A typical day in the life of an accountant might include:

  • Assessing financial statements for accuracy and ensuring that they follow local, federal, or international regulations.
  • Examining an individual's or a company's accounting system to ensure efficiency and adherence to standard accounting practices.
  • Preparing reports explaining findings and meeting with upper management to discuss assessments or suggest new accounting methods..

Insider Tips

While the average salary for accountants is $58,000 per year, entry-level jobs can pay as little as $41,000 per year. In contrast, accountants at the peak of their career can expect to make $119,000 or more per year.