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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%

No. 6: The Valley of the Sun

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    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