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Salaries for

Cost Accountant

Virginia Median
$59,000
National Median
$60,000
Median Income is the exact middle income earned by someone in a job or career field.

Cost Accountant

A cost accountant is part of an executive team and manages budgets, costs, and assets for an organization.

A typical day in the life of a cost accountant might include:

  • Evaluating budgets and managing assets
  • Creating financial plans
  • Collaborating with other executive team members to assess a strategic plan.

Salaries for

Cost Accountant

Virginia Median
$59,000
National Median
$60,000
Median Income is the exact middle income earned by someone in a job or career field.

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Top Pay by Location

These cities have the highest paying median for Cost Accountant
New York, NY
$67,000
Washington, DC
$66,000
Houston, TX
$66,000
Los Angeles, CA
$65,000
Phoenix, AZ
$63,000
Dallas, TX
$62,000
Miami, FL
$61,000
Charlotte, NC
$61,000
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 a cost accountant might include:

  • Evaluating budgets and managing assets
  • Creating financial plans
  • Collaborating with other executive team members to assess a strategic plan.

Insider Tips

The typical average pay for cost accountants is $60,000 per year. Cost accountants can often take on entry-level roles with just an associate's degree, but professionals who hold a bachelor's degree have the potential to take on advanced roles and earn much more over the course of their careers. Cost accountants who work in finance, insurance, management, or manufacturing typically have the highest earning potential in this field. Those who work in accounting, bookkeeping, payroll services, or government agencies tend to earn the least.