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Top 10 Cities for Accountants

Steve Berman | LedgerLink

January 21, 2010

7. Philadelphia, PA

Accompanying photo aside, Philadelphia has much more to offer than their namesake cheesesteak. According to Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Philly has the fourth highest GDP among American cities. So it’s no wonder that, comparatively speaking, the 45,000+ Philly accountants, auditors and bookkeepers are well compensated (about $10,000/year more on average than accountants in Pittsburgh, PA).

Average Salaries for Accounting Jobs:
Accountant/Auditor: $73,850
Bookkeeper: $36,740

Population: 1,500,000
Unemployment rate (Nov. 09): 8.5%
High School Graduates: 78%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 21%
Mean Travel Time to Work (in minutes): 31
Homeownership Rate: 57%

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