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February 5, 2023

Robert Half Salary Guide

These 10 LCOL Cities Are Expected to Have Higher-Than-Average Public Accounting Starting Salaries in 2023

Over the last week we’ve taken a look at projected public accounting starting salaries in 2023 for eight cities with a high cost of living and 12 cities with a medium cost of living, and how those salaries compare to the national averages contained in the 2023 Robert Half Accounting & Finance Salary Guide. Today […]

Let’s Take a Look at the Projected 2023 Public Accounting Starting Salaries in 12 MCOL Cities

Increases in public accounting starting salaries for next year aren’t expected to even hit 6%, we reported a couple days ago after examining salary data from Robert Half’s 2022 and its newly released 2023 Accounting & Finance Salary Guides. At least those of you who work in/live within or near cities with the highest cost […]

Here Are the Projected 2023 Public Accounting Starting Salaries in Eight HCOL Cities

ICYMI yesterday, we reported that starting salaries for public accounting next year are expected to increase between 2.3% and 5.8%, depending on the position and an employee’s experience, according to data we analyzed from Robert Half’s 2022 and 2023 Accounting & Finance Salary Guides. Last year around this time we looked at how public accounting […]

How Are Public Accounting Salaries Stacking Up For 2023? (Part 1, Robert Half)

’Tis the season for Robert Half either inflating or popping your balloon when it comes to projected starting salaries in public accounting for the coming year. The staffing and recruiting giant released its 2023 Accounting & Finance Salary Guide on Monday, which includes starting salary expectations for jobs in 35 categories, including public accounting. In […]

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Here’s Everything We Know So Far About 2022 Accounting Salary Projections

As of February 2022, inflation in the United States has hit a 40-year high at 7.9%; the last time inflation was this bad, many of you weren’t even alive so yay, think of this like Halley’s Comet, some day in the distant future you’ll get to say “I was there!” You don’t need us to […]

10 Cities Where Starting Pay In Public Accounting Will Be the Lowest In 2022

Earlier this week we gave you 10 cities where starting salaries in public accounting are expected to be on the very high end of the spectrum in 2022. Today we’re giving you 10 cities where starting pay in PA is expected to be on the very low end of the spectrum next year, according to […]

10 Cities Where Starting Pay In Public Accounting Will Be the Highest In 2022

The Powers That Be want me to squeeze every last bit of juice from the bountiful fruit that is the public accounting portion of the 2022 Robert Half Accounting & Finance Salary Guide. ICYMI, we’ve written about the projected starting salaries for each of the 10 public accounting jobs in the 2022 salary guide by […]

2022 Projected Public Accounting Salaries In Eight LCOL Cities

Our series of articles based on the Robert Half 2022 Accounting & Finance Salary Guide continues as we look at public accounting starting salaries in eight low cost of living cities that have a Big 4 presence and a national accounting firm presence (i.e., RSM US, BDO USA, Grant Thornton). Most of these cities are […]

2022 Projected Public Accounting Salaries In Eight MCOL Cities

Earlier this week we looked at public accounting starting salaries in five of the most expensive US cities to live in and how much higher they are than the projected national averages recently published in the Robert Half 2022 Accounting & Finance Salary Guide. A discussion you often see among professionals on Fishbowl and Reddit […]

2022 Projected Public Accounting Salaries In Five HCOL Cities

One of the cool features of the Robert Half 2022 Accounting & Finance Salary Guide is the location feature, where you can type in the name of a city and it spits out the projected starting salaries next year for that city, taking into account factors like cost of living and talent availability. It also […]

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

Robert Half finally released its 2022 Accounting & Finance Salary Guide late last week, and the good news is starting salaries in public accounting are expected to increase by more than 1% next year, unlike in Bob’s salary projections for 2021. Of the five positions each under “tax services” and “audit/assurance services” in the 2021 […]

How Are Public Accounting Salaries Stacking Up For 2021? (UPDATE)

[Updated on Oct. 29 with salary data from Accounting Principals. Article was originally posted on Sept. 10.] You know fall is right around the corner when Robert Half releases its latest Accounting & Finance Salary Guide, and the 2021 edition is now available for download. But be warned: Due to everyone’s favorite pandemic, starting salaries […]

UPDATED: How Are Public Accounting Salaries Stacking Up for 2020?

By now you guys and gals in public accounting have most likely had compensation discussions with your respective firms. We assume that some of you were pleased with the outcome. But it’s probably more realistic to say that a majority of you were somewhat or extremely disappointed. While they might not have the most up-to-date […]

How Are Public Accounting Salaries Stacking Up for 2019?

It’s the end of August, which means Starbucks is already slinging pumpkin spice lattes, Oktoberfest and pumpkin beers are now on the shelves of your favorite bottle shop, the college football season is about to kick off, and Robert Half and Accounting Principals have released their latest salary guides for accounting and finance professionals. Both […]

Compensation Watch ’13: Everyone

If you're one of those people that likes envisioning their career path several years in advance in order to make a bunch of elaborate plans that will likely be thrown off course by one or more life events/bad decisions, Robert Half's annual salary guide will prove quite useful. It has plenty of data, probably more […]