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Top 10 Cities for Accountants

Steve Berman | LedgerLink

January 21, 2010

6. Phoenix, AZ

Do you hate winter weather? Would you like to live in one of the fastest-growing cities in the country? Then put your sunglasses on and take a look at Phoenix. Businesses are flocking to Phoenix, and with over 40,000 accountants, auditors and bookkeepers, there are plenty of opportunities in this sunny locale. And don’t stress out about the desert weather — it’s a dry heat!

Average Salaries for Accounting Jobs:
Accountant/Auditor: $56,380
Bookkeeper: $35,160

Population: 1,400,000
Unemployment rate (Nov. 09): 8.1%
High School Graduates: 78%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 24%
Mean Travel Time to Work (in minutes): 26
Homeownership Rate: 61%

No. 5: Capital City