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Top 10 Cities for Accountants

Steve Berman | LedgerLink

January 21, 2010

1. New York, NY

What other city could possibly take the top spot other than the financial capital of America? New York dwarfs the competition with over 140,000 combined working as accountants, auditors and bookkeepers. With all four Big Four accounting firms headquartered here, as well as 43 Fortune 500 companies, the Big Apple is the place to be for anyone looking to work in finance.

Average Salaries for Accounting Jobs:
Accountant/Auditor: $69,830
Bookkeeper: $39,360

Population: 8,200,000
Unemployment rate (Nov. 09): 8.9%
High School Graduates: 79%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 32%
Mean Travel Time to Work (in minutes): 39
Homeownership Rate: 34%

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