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Top 10 Cities for Accountants

Steve Berman | LedgerLink

January 21, 2010

2. Houston, TX

Houston received top ranking on Kiplinger’s “Best Cities of 2008,” and here’s why: unemployment levels and cost of living are relatively low compared to other major American metro areas, and there are opportunities in a variety of businesses. The Big Four firms all have offices in Houston, along with a multitude of energy companies that call Houston home.

Average Salaries for Accounting Jobs:
Accountant/Auditor: $68,260
Bookkeeper: $34,170

Population: 2,000,000
Unemployment rate (Nov. 09): 8.2%
High School Graduates: 73%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 27%
Mean Travel Time to Work (in minutes): 26
Homeownership Rate: 47%

No. 1: The Big Apple