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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 $89,140, San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California is the highest paying city for accountants and auditors. It is followed by New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York (average annual salary $84,140). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [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 Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$89,140
13,620
2 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$84,140
115,680
3 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$84,020
70,170
4 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$83,010
15,730
5 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$82,940
33,500
6 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$82,700
40,980
7 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$81,840
13,020
8 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$81,360
25,790
9 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$80,180
11,210
10 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$79,930
5,640
11 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$79,800
7,500
12 Napa, California
$79,250
590
13 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$78,980
2,810
14 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$78,630
37,990
15 Camden, New Jersey
$78,380
3,750
16 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$78,210
350
17 Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, New Hampshire
$78,170
400
18 St Marys County, Maryland
$78,130
260
19 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$77,670
8,940
20 Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$77,430
430
21 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$77,380
1,140
22 Framingham, Massachusetts
$77,110
1,740
23 Taunton-Norton-Raynham, Massachusetts
$76,860
310
24 Salinas, California
$76,400
700
25 Peabody, Massachusetts
$76,310
620
26 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$76,260
8,660
27 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$76,160
24,450
28 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$76,010
2,050
29 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$75,900
30,900
30 Anchorage, Alaska
$74,940
1,320
31 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$74,630
5,010
32 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$74,590
8,930
33 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$74,130
1,270
34 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$74,010
5,820
35 Los Alamos County, New Mexico
$73,960
150
36 Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, Massachusetts
$73,910
330
37 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$73,860
29,540
38 Nashua, New Hampshire
$73,830
1,070
39 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$73,740
45,240
40 Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, New Jersey
$73,610
290
41 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$73,590
10,900
42 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$73,530
30,570
43 Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, West Virginia
$73,380
550
44 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$73,360
37,960
45 Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$73,350
50
46 Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$73,280
390
47 Wilmington, New Jersey
$73,030
5,300
48 Southwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$72,720
40
49 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$72,700
7,380
50 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$72,160
660
51 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$72,120
1,380
52 North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$72,050
180
53 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$71,730
610
54 Warner Robins, Georgia
$71,720
260
55 Fairbanks, Alaska
$71,640
240
56 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York
$71,420
1,460
57 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$71,410
22,910
58 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$71,260
27,500
59 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$71,240
14,510
60 Waco, Texas
$71,120
750
61 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$70,930
4,140
62 Peoria, Illinois
$70,770
1,360
63 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$70,690
520
64 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$70,650
3,550
65 Richmond, Virginia
$70,600
7,420
66 Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$70,530
180
67 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$70,520
2,630
68 Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Massachusetts
$70,220
470
69 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$69,760
61,810
70 Boulder, Colorado
$69,670
2,380
71 New Haven, Connecticut
$69,580
1,840
72 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$69,460
11,630
73 Midland, Texas
$69,430
1,350
74 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$69,350
37,170
75 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$69,240
15,570
76 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$69,220
6,070
77 Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, New Hampshire
$69,200
430
78 St Louis, Missouri
$69,090
12,590
79 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$69,080
8,300
80 Ocean City, New Jersey
$69,010
130
81 Danbury, Connecticut
$68,870
600
82 Sherman-Denison, Texas
$68,830
220
83 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$68,820
43,160
84 Huntsville, Alabama
$68,810
2,290
85 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$68,720
710
86 Casper, Wyoming
$68,670
290
87 Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina
$68,550
2,370
88 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$68,540
17,260
89 Winchester, West Virginia
$68,530
390
90 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$68,490
6,040
91 Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$68,400
50
92 New Bedford, Massachusetts
$68,220
440
93 Springfield, Massachusetts
$68,190
2,020
94 Kingston, New York
$68,050
410
95 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$67,990
2,510
96 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$67,830
19,340
97 Tulsa, Oklahoma
$67,760
4,290
98 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$67,670
10,830
99 York-Hanover, Pennsylvania
$67,400
1,360
100 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$67,350
15,700
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