What Is an Accountant's Yearly Salary?

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The yearly salary for an accountant can vary greatly, with ranges from $8 an hour to more than $200,000 a year depending on education, responsibilities and the size of the company. Earn an average salary of $40,000 to $60,000 a year with an accounting degree using information from an accounting professor in this free video on accounting salaries.

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Hi my name is Shawn Jones and I am a professor here at Argosy University. Today we are discussing the topic of the salary of an accountant which can range from anywhere from $8 an hour if you are an accounting technician doing data entry to a CFO of a large global organization perhaps earning well over six figures. However, if you are someone that is graduating from college with a four year accounting degree or a CPA you can probably expect to earn somewhere in the range of 4o to 60 thousand dollars a year. Without a degree perhaps you are working as an accounting clerk handling accounts receivable your wage may be somewhere around $15 an hour to $30,000 a year. If you are some type of a controller again depending on the size of an organization your salary could be anywhere from $60,000 to even $200,000 a year. But basically the salary of an accountant is determined by your function within the department, the amount of responsibilities that you have but also the size of the organization. The larger the organization the more you can expect to get paid. For more information about this topic please visit our website at argosy.edu and there you can find our phone number or an address to come and visit our Salt Lake City campus.

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