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Salaries for

General Accountant

Virginia Median
$58,000
National Median
$55,000
Median Income is the exact middle income earned by someone in a job or career field.

General Accountant

A general accountant handles financial statements and tax responsibilities for both organizations and individuals.

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

  • Preparing and analyzing financial statements, reconciling balance sheets, and maintaining general ledgers
  • Reviewing tax returns and making tax payments
  • Staying current on tax regulations and policies.

Salaries for

General Accountant

Virginia Median
$58,000
National Median
$55,000
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 General Accountant
Los Angeles, CA
$63,000
Houston, TX
$61,000
New York, NY
$61,000
Boston, MA
$60,000
Denver, CO
$58,000
Dallas, TX
$58,000
Phoenix, AZ
$57,000
Chicago, IL
$56,000
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 general accountant might include:

  • Preparing and analyzing financial statements, reconciling balance sheets, and maintaining general ledgers
  • Reviewing tax returns and making tax payments
  • Staying current on tax regulations and policies.

Insider Tips

The typical average pay for general accountants is $55,000 per year. Most general accountants hold a bachelor's degree in accounting, but those who have superior analytical and organizational skills can often land higher paying roles. Industry also plays an important role in general accountants' salaries, and those who work in finance, insurance, or management tend to earn the most. Professionals who obtain certification as a Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Management Accountant can advance into more specialized roles.