New Accounting Salary Survey Shows Gender Disparities
The majority of respondents, 56%, hold bachelor's degrees, 22% hold masters degrees. Of those with bachelor's degrees, the average salary is $54,078; for master's degrees, the average jumps to $71.290. But for men, the averages are $60,091 bachelor's, $78,977 master's, while women are averaging $46,989 bachelor's and $57,527 master's.
Average staff accountant salaries are $59,151 men, $47,247 women. Average audit manager salaries are $66,667 men and $59,382 women. The average partner salary is $135,529 for men and $119,000 for women.
Overall, 35% of participants experienced a raise of less than 2% the last time their salary increased. The majority of participants, 40%, are employed at firms of less than 100. Interestingly, the highest average salaries for men, $70,708, are found at firms in the 100-500 employee range, while the highest average salaries for women, $56,740, are found at firms with more than 20,000 employees.
Participants came from all across the accounting and financial spectrum, with 27% from public accounting and finance/banking. According to the survey, the highest average salaries in the accounting and finance arena come from the following top five industries:
- Financial Services/Mortgage $77,089
- Consulting $71,460
- Telecommunications $64,759
- Information Technology $64,363
- Healthcare $58,122
The bottom two industries of the 11 that were surveyed are Public Accounting at $51,890, and Human Resources at $48,115.
You can read the complete survey results .