Top 10 cities for Accounting Jobs in the U.S.

The job opportunities for the accountants are more in the U.S. The “Social and Career community” has surveyed the top U.S. cities for accounting jobs. It has finalized the cities based on the availability of accounting jobs and competitiveness of the accountant market. 

Let’s look at the list.

1. New York City:

New York is the financial capital of America. Here, the accountants can find jobs in both large and small firms. At present, Newyork has many accounting firms, and almost 2 lakh employees are working as accountants, auditors and bookkeepers. Cost of living may be a bit high.

In New York, the average salary for an Accountant is $69,800.

2. Houston, Texas:

Houston is one of the biggest financial cities in the U.S. All the top-most accounting firms in the country have opened offices in Houston. Many other smaller accounting firms have begun migrating to Houston. Cost of living is quite reasonable.

In Houston, the average salary for an Accountant is $68,200.

3. Boston, Massachusetts:

In Boston city, there is a strong presence of financial industries and employment opportunities. The Accountant has a lot of options in choosing the right company with an excellent package. Currently, there are almost 70,000 accountants and auditors working in Boston.

In Boston, the average salary for an Accountant is $69,700.

4. Chicago, Illinois:

In the US, Chicago is referred to as a home to major financial exchanges. The city provides plenty of job opportunities for the accountants, and more than 80,000 employees are working as accountants, auditors or bookkeepers. Cost of living is quite reasonable.

In Chicago, the average salary for an Accountant is $70,700.

5. Washington, D.C.:

Washington, D.C., the nation’s capital: has good employment rates and a healthy financial market. The average salary of an accountant is considerably high in the city. Here, there is a need for accountants all the time as the government focuses on fraud regulation, especially from forensic accountants.

In Washington, D.C., the average salary for an Accountant is $75,800.

6. Phoenix, Arizona:

Phoenix, the fastest growing city in the U.S. and stands next to New York in providing independent accounting opportunities. The city has many business firms which lead to more demand for accountants. There are almost 50,000 accountants, bookkeepers and auditors in Phoenix.

In Phoenix, the average salary for an Accountant is $56,400.

7. Seattle, Washington:

Seattle, the city, provides innumerable opportunities for the accountants with a good salary. It has a good business economy. Seattle is an educational hub percentage of college graduates; that’s why a large number of young professionals come from this place. Here the cost of living is relatively low. 

In Seattle, the average salary for an Accountant is $66,900.

8. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

Philly has the 4th highest GDP among all the U.S. cities. There are almost 45,000 accountants, bookkeepers and auditors in Philadelphia. The city is more popular with its ample suburban space and more business firms.

In Philadelphia, the average salary for an Accountant is $73,800.

9. Denver, Colorado:

In recent times, the Denver city’s economy is booming very fast, especially in the educational sector. It has less competition for jobs when compared to other cities. The city has excellent choices for many different professionals. In Denver, the outside activities will make you happy and healthier.

In Denver, the average salary for an Accountant is $69,800.

10. Minneapolis, Minnesota:

Minneapolis, the city located at mid-west in the U.S. It has more than 20 accounting firms and the average salary of an accountant, is comparable to New York City. Minneapolis is the best city for bicycling. Here, the cost of living is very low.

In Minneapolis, the average salary for an Accountant is $64,300.

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  1. Shubham Manapure

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  2. Shipra

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  4. suma

    nice information

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