While we await the release of Accounting Principals’ 2022 Accounting & Finance Salary Guide, let’s take a look at the salary projections in public accounting for next year from Alliance Resource Group.
ARG provides its 2022 salary outlook for 11 positions within public accounting (six in tax and five in audit), with a salary range for each position. It also includes the average bonus percentage that was paid out for each of the 11 PA roles in 2021.
Unfortunately I wasn’t able to find an online copy of ARG’s salary projections for 2021 so we could see how much pay is expected to increase (or decrease) in public accounting next year. But ARG did offer this piece of good news … and some bad news:
While pay raises are returning to pre-pandemic levels across all industries, rising prices mean higher salaries may not keep pace with inflation.
Those of us who are now dropping $200 to $225 each week at SuperTarget on groceries for a family of four aren’t shocked by that comment at all.
Anyhoo, here’s what ARG thinks your compensation should be next year: