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Accounting

Career Opportunities

The following information is provided for your reference when considering your degree goals. This is an estimation of earning potential in relation to position and degree attained.

Certificate in ACC

  • Office assistant, accounting staff assistant, payroll staff assistant
  • Career rage: $20,000 to $30,000

Associate degree in ACC

  • Bookkeeper, AR/AP clerk, Payroll clerk, Billing clerk, Inventory clerk
  • Career range = $29,000 to $39,000

Bachelors degree in ACC

  • Public Accountant: $43,250 to $53,750
  • Payroll Supervisor: $39,500 to $53,750
  • Assistant Controller: $58,250 to $81,750

Masters degree in ACC or TAX

  • Tax Manager: $74,750 to $98,000
  • Controller: $71,500 to $99,750
  • Professor: $50,000 to over $100,000

Certified Public Accountant

  • CFO: $99,000 to $142,000
  • Audit Partner: $89,000 to $125,500
  • Tax Partner: $89,750 to $126,750

Note: Salary data displayed here has been collected from the Robert Half 2013 Salary Guide for Accounting & Finance available at www.rhi.com/SalaryGuides using
“Company Sales < $50 million.”

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