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According to, accountants earned an average salary of $51,464 in October 2020. Salaries ranged from $40,000 to $71,000 or more. Accountants and auditors had median annual earnings of $71,550 in May 2019, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The lowest paid 10 percent earned less than $44,480, and the highest paid 10 percent earned more than $124,450. The DOL reports the following mean annual salaries for accountants and auditors by employment area: federal government, $100,260; accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services providers, $83,460; management of companies and enterprises, $80,620; local government, $69,180; and real estate, $77,830.

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