Accountants and Auditors

General Information

Description

Examine, analyze, and interpret accounting records to prepare financial statements, give advice, or audit and evaluate statements prepared by others. Install or advise on systems of recording costs or other financial and budgetary data.

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Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit69.60%
  2. Self-employed10.58%
  3. State and local government9.13%
  4. Private, not for profit7.49%
  5. Federal government2.94%

Job Outlook

Employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow 7 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 135,000 openings for accountants and auditors are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$73,560

Military salary*

$77,606

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State-by-state Salary

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$103,410
$42,900
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Education

Knowledge

  • Economics and Accounting
  • Mathematics
  • Clerical
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
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