November 29, 2021

How Are Public Accounting Salaries Stacking Up For 2022? (Part 3, Hays US)

In today’s edition of “How Much Are You Worth?” let’s take a look at public accounting salary projections for 2022 from recruitment firm Hays US.

We chose four tax and four audit roles from Hays’s 2022 Salary Guide to highlight in this post. Hays provides accounting salary ranges, with the first figure indicating minimum pay and the second figure indicating maximum pay. In this particular salary guide, the salary ranges for tax and audit roles are given for eight states/regions:

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Washington, DC; Maryland; and Virginia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • New York
  • Texas

Unfortunately many of the salary ranges for public accounting jobs in the 2022 guide are exactly the same as in Hays’s 2021 Salary Guide (see: California, Illinois, and Texas). However, some roles in some states are expected to see a bump in pay next year. For those roles, we provided a comparison of 2021’s projected salary range and 2022’s projected salary range (2021 -> 2022). The smallest pay increase was 3.4% (audit manager in Colorado), while the largest was 44.7% (tax director in New York).

Here is Hays’s public accounting salary projections for 2022:

California

  • Tax director: $120,000-$200,000
  • Tax manager: $80,000-$150,000
  • Tax senior: $80,000-$120,000
  • Tax accountant: $75,000-$95,000
  • Audit director: $150,000-$200,000
  • Audit manager: $110,000-$150,000
  • Audit senior: $60,000-$100,000
  • Audit associate: $40,000-$60,000

Colorado

  • Tax director: $140,000-$200,000
  • Tax manager: $100,000-$120,000
  • Tax senior: $70,000-$90,000
  • Tax accountant: $75,000-$95,000
  • Audit director: $150,000-$200,000 -> $150,000-$220,000
  • Audit manager: $110,000-$145,000 -> $120,000-$150,000
  • Audit senior: $80,000-$100,000 –$90,000-$100,000
  • Audit associate: $40,000-$60,000 -> $55,000-$70,000

DC, Maryland, and Virginia

  • Tax director: $160,000-$210,000 -> $160,000-$250,000
  • Tax manager: $80,000-$150,000 -> $100,000-$150,000
  • Tax senior: $50,000-$75,000 -> $70,000-$100,000
  • Tax accountant: $65,000-$90,000 -> $75,000-$90,000
  • Audit director: $150,000-$200,000 -> $150,000-$250,000
  • Audit manager: $100,000-$130,000 -> $100,000-$175,000
  • Audit senior: $60,000-$90,000 -> $70,000-$100,000
  • Audit associate: $40,000-$60,000 -> $55,000-$70,000

Florida

  • Tax director: $140,000-$220,000 -> $150,000-$240,000
  • Tax manager: $90,000-$130,000 -> $100,000-$130,000
  • Tax senior: $70,000-$90,000
  • Tax accountant: $50,000-$75,000
  • Audit director: $150,000-$200,000
  • Audit manager: $80,000-$115,000 -> $100,000-$130,000
  • Audit senior: $65,000-$85,000 -> $65,000-$90,000
  • Audit associate: $50,000-$70,000

Georgia

  • Tax director: $140,000-$240,000 -> $140,000-$275,000
  • Tax manager: $90,000-$155,000
  • Tax senior: $70,000-$90,000 -> $70,000-$100,000
  • Tax accountant: $55,000-$75,000 -> $60,000-$75,000
  • Audit director: $150,000-$200,000
  • Audit manager: $90,000-$150,000
  • Audit senior: $65,000-$90,000 -> $65,000-$95,000
  • Audit associate: $50,000-$75,000

Illinois

  • Tax director: $160,000-$210,000
  • Tax manager: $80,000-$150,000
  • Tax senior: $50,000-$75,000
  • Tax accountant: $65,000-$90,000
  • Audit director: $150,000-$200,000+
  • Audit manager: $100,000-$130,000
  • Audit senior: $60,000-$90,000
  • Audit associate: $40,000-$60,000

New York

  • Tax director: $130,000-$190,000 -> $140,000-$275,000
  • Tax manager: $80,000-$150,000 -> $90,000-$160,000
  • Tax senior: $80,000-$110,000
  • Tax accountant: $65,000-$90,000
  • Audit director: $150,000-$250,000
  • Audit manager: $90,000-$150,000 -> $100,000-$175,000
  • Audit senior: $60,000-$100,000 -> $70,000-$100,000
  • Audit associate: $40,000-$60,000 -> $55,000-$75,000

Texas

  • Tax director: $180,000-$210,000
  • Tax manager: $135,000-$165,000
  • Tax senior: $75,000-$90,000
  • Tax accountant: $60,000-$80,000
  • Audit director: $150,000-$200,000
  • Audit manager: $115,000-$135,000
  • Audit senior: $75,000-$95,000
  • Audit associate: $55,000-$65,000

If you missed Part 1 (Robert Half) and/or Part 2 (Alliance Resource Group) in our series of public accounting salary prognostications for next year, click on the links above or click on the article titles below.

Related articles:

How Are Public Accounting Salaries Stacking Up For 2022? (Part 1, Robert Half)
How Are Public Accounting Salaries Stacking Up For 2022? (Part 2, Alliance Resource Group)

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