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Examining Accounting Careers in Utah

Utah is home to nearly 10,000 accountants and this number has been rising since 2006. This means job growth in the industry is booming! A strong increase in the average salary for Utah accountants is cause for celebration too. Utah accountants earned an average of $55,660 in 2006. Today they average around $60,510. Although they can be found in all cities and towns, most accountants live in Salt Lake City and the Provo-Orem and Ogden-Clearfield metropolitan areas.

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South Dakota

Examining Accounting Careers in South Dakota

The South Dakota accounting industry is on the right track. The industry here has experienced both salary and job growth over the last several years, making it a stable place to start an accounting career. Between 2006 and 2009, the average salary for accountants increased by nearly 11 percent. The industry also saw the addition of more than 300 new accountants to the talent pool.

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Examining Accounting Careers in Oregon

Oregon accountants have a lot to smile about. Salaries have steadily increased over the years and the talent pool is growing too! In 2006, Oregon accountants averaged more than $57,000. In 2009, they averaged more than $60,000. In today’s tough economy, salary increases (of any kind) are nothing to sneeze at.

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Examining Accounting Careers in Oklahoma

The talent pool in Oklahoma is growing. Over the last several years, job growth resulted in hundreds of new positions. Salaries are moving up too! Oklahoma accountants earned less than $50,000 in 2006. Today, they average nearly $55,000 per year.

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Examining Accounting Careers in New Mexico

New Mexico is a great place to be an accountant! This state has reported steady job and salary growth in the accounting field for three years in a row. In 2006, the state was home to just under 5,000 accountants — today, there are nearly 6,000. And, New Mexico accountants average nearly $7,000 more per year today than they did just a few years ago.

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Examining Accounting Careers in New Hampshire

New Hampshire accountants have enjoyed steady employment and salary growth since 2006. The industry here added nearly 500 new jobs between 2006 and 2009, and the average salary increased by nearly $7,000. Accountants in this state can expect to make a good living, but Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) can make an even better one. Many companies, businesses, and government offices prefer to hire CPAs.

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Examining Accounting Careers in Nevada

Nevada accountants have seen better days. Employment growth is down and it shows no signs of picking up in the near future. The state lost nearly 2,000 accounting jobs between 2006 and 2009. The good news is the average salary for accountants in the state has increased from less than $55,000 to nearly $60,000.

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Examining Accounting Careers in Nebraska

Nebraska is home to around 7,090 accountants. In 2006, the state was home to 7,480. Although the state has lost accounting jobs over the years, the average salary has increased. In 2006, Nebraska accountants averaged $57,010. In 2009, they averaged $59,950. 

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Examining Accounting Careers in Montana

Employment growth in the Montana accounting industry has declined a bit, but salary growth looks good. The state lost more than 150 accountants between 2006 and 2009, but the average salary increased by nearly 13 percent. This means, accountants here can still earn a good living — especially if they live in a major city such as Great Falls.

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Examining Accounting Careers in Maine

Maine accountants have a lot to be happy about. Job growth is steady and over the years, the average salary has increased at a rapid pace. The accounting population may not be the largest in the country, but accountants here don’t have to worry about declining job growth and shrinking paychecks.

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