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Highest Paying Cities for Accountants and Auditors

The top 100 highest paying cities for accountants and auditors (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of accountants and auditors in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $88,050, San Rafael, USA is the highest paying city for accountants and auditors. It is followed by New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA (average annual salary $87,790). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of accountants and auditors in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Accountants and Auditors

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 San Rafael, USA
$88,050
1,330
2 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$87,790
90,050
3 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$86,450
115,210
4 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$85,250
31,620
5 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$84,910
15,310
6 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$84,870
11,000
7 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$84,230
12,470
8 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$84,150
38,990
9 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$84,020
70,170
10 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$82,080
26,240
11 Dutchess County-Putnam County, USA
$81,540
720
12 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$80,960
13,440
13 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$80,830
2,190
14 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$80,680
2,960
15 Peabody, Massachusetts
$80,200
710
16 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$79,800
7,500
17 Midland, Texas
$79,750
1,140
18 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$79,720
7,370
19 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$79,650
5,440
20 California-Lexington Park, USA
$79,500
190
21 Napa, California
$78,480
600
22 Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$78,420
350
23 Camden, New Jersey
$78,170
4,120
24 St Marys County, Maryland
$78,130
260
25 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$77,950
34,290
26 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$77,880
1,120
27 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$77,830
9,590
28 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$77,380
1,140
29 Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$77,370
400
30 Los Alamos County, New Mexico
$77,250
150
31 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$77,040
4,810
32 Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, West Virginia
$76,970
540
33 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$76,670
9,090
34 Danbury, Connecticut
$76,460
560
35 Taunton-Norton-Raynham, Massachusetts
$76,440
280
36 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$76,360
7,320
37 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$76,260
8,660
38 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$76,020
640
39 Sierra Vista-Douglas, USA
$75,780
140
40 Springfield, Illinois
$75,640
1,750
41 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$75,580
40,200
42 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$75,400
32,880
43 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$75,400
10,610
44 Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$75,310
50
45 Salinas, California
$75,290
610
46 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, USA
$75,170
1,120
47 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$75,000
30,350
48 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$74,990
30,220
49 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$74,970
24,040
50 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$74,780
42,940
51 Anchorage, Alaska
$74,750
1,240
52 Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Massachusetts
$74,590
450
53 Wilmington, New Jersey
$74,500
5,010
54 Jackson, Michigan
$74,060
430
55 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$74,050
58,520
56 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$73,950
1,540
57 Framingham, Massachusetts
$73,760
1,540
58 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$73,750
5,490
59 Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, New Jersey
$73,750
270
60 Nashua, New Hampshire
$73,730
1,160
61 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$73,680
2,420
62 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$73,500
370
63 Casper, Wyoming
$73,460
280
64 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$73,020
880
65 Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, USA
$73,010
12,000
66 Peoria, Illinois
$72,970
1,260
67 Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, New Hampshire
$72,900
470
68 Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, New Hampshire
$72,530
420
69 Beckley, USA
$72,460
190
70 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$72,310
15,580
71 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$72,220
22,930
72 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$72,180
3,720
73 North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$72,050
180
74 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$71,940
36,280
75 Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$71,830
1,000
76 New Haven, Connecticut
$71,810
1,630
77 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$71,760
3,110
78 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$71,750
4,210
79 Fairbanks, Alaska
$71,730
200
80 Southwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$71,730
40
81 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$71,430
570
82 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York
$71,420
1,460
83 Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina
$71,370
2,570
84 Kingston, New York
$71,300
390
85 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$71,160
42,520
86 Richmond, Virginia
$71,080
7,260
87 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, USA
$71,070
10,390
88 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$71,020
19,220
89 Ocean City, New Jersey
$70,950
170
90 Boulder, Colorado
$70,910
2,730
91 East Central New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$70,860
190
92 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$70,760
11,940
93 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$70,760
8,030
94 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$70,710
16,970
95 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$70,710
760
96 Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont
$70,540
1,480
97 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$70,540
1,470
98 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$70,450
14,620
99 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$70,310
6,580
100 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$70,250
6,040
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