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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

  • Superhero_logo


    almost 5 years ago


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  • Belushi_max50


    over 5 years ago


    One cool thing about being an accountant is that a lot of times you can work for yourself. And after spending a few years in an office, I know that working from home doesn't suck.

  • Belushicollege


    over 5 years ago


    Thanks Steve and