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 the 2022 Robert Half Accounting & Finance Salary Guide.

These 10 cities aren’t hotbeds of public accounting, which is consistent with the projected starting salaries for each next year—they are well below the national average for the 10 jobs highlighted in Bob’s latest guide.

By now you know that the data below from Robert Half shows the national average -> the average starting salary for that city by percentile per position. There are three salary percentiles:

25th percentile: New to the type of role, still acquiring relevant skills.50th percentile: Average experience, has most of the necessary skills.75th percentile: Above-average experience, has all needed skills.Using the salary guide’s location tool and a list of the top 200 largest US cities by World Population Review, we were able to determine the following 10 lowest-paying cities for starting out in the meat grinder that is public accounting:

1. El Paso, TX

Salaries in El Paso are 28% lower than the national average.

Senior manager/director tax services

25th percentile: $114,500 -> $82,44050th percentile: $141,500 -> $101,88075th percentile: $170,000 -> $122,400

Manager of tax services

25th percentile: $90,750 -> $65,34050th percentile: $110,000 -> $79,20075th percentile: $128,000 -> $92,160

Senior tax accountant

25th percentile: $62,500 -> $45,00050th percentile: $75,500 -> $54,36075th percentile: $87,500 -> $63,000

Tax accountant, 1-3 years’ experience

25th percentile: $49,750 -> $35,82050th percentile: $61,500 -> $44,28075th percentile: $70,750 -> $50,940

Entry-level tax accountant

25th percentile: $41,000 -> $29,52050th percentile: $50,250 -> $36,18075th percentile: $59,500 -> $42,840

Senior manager/director audit and assurance services

25th percentile: $113,000 -> $81,36050th percentile: $139,750 -> $100,62075th percentile: $162,000 -> $116,640

Manager audit and assurance services

25th percentile: $77,000 -> $55,44050th percentile: $96,250 -> $69,30075th percentile: $110,250 -> $79,380

Senior audit and assurance services

25th percentile: $55,000 -> $39,60050th percentile: $68,750 -> $49,50075th percentile: $78,750 -> $56,700

udit and assurance services, 1-3 years’ experience

25th percentile: $46,000 -> $33,12050th percentile: $56,750 -> $40,86075th percentile: $64,500 -> $46,440

Entry-level audit and assurance services

25th percentile: $41,000 -> $29,52050th percentile: $50,500 -> $36,36075th percentile: $58,000 -> $41,760

2. Spokane, WA

Salaries in Spokane are 17% lower than the national average.

Senior manager/director tax services

25th percentile: $114,500 -> $95,03550th percentile: $141,500 -> $117,44575th percentile: $170,000 -> $141,100

Manager of tax services

25th percentile: $90,750 -> $75,32350th percentile: $110,000 -> $91,30075th percentile: $128,000 -> $106,240

Senior tax accountant

25th percentile: $62,500 -> $51,87550th percentile: $75,500 -> $62,66575th percentile: $87,500 -> $72,625

Tax accountant, 1-3 years’ experience

25th percentile: $49,750 -> $41,29350th percentile: $61,500 -> $51,04575th percentile: $70,750 -> $58,723

Entry-level tax accountant

25th percentile: $41,000 -> $34,03050th percentile: $50,250 -> $41,70875th percentile: $59,500 -> $49,385

Senior manager/director audit and assurance services

25th percentile: $113,000 -> $93,79050th percentile: $139,750 -> $115,99375th percentile: $162,000 -> $134,460

Manager audit and assurance services

25th percentile: $77,000 -> $63,91050th percentile: $96,250 -> $79,88875th percentile: $110,250 -> $91,508

Senior audit and assurance services

25th percentile: $55,000 -> $45,65050th percentile: $68,750 -> $57,06375th percentile: $78,750 -> $65,363

udit and assurance services, 1-3 years’ experience

25th percentile: $46,000 -> $38,18050th percentile: $56,750 -> $47,10375th percentile: $64,500 -> $53,535

Entry-level audit and assurance services

25th percentile: $41,000 -> $34,03050th percentile: $50,500 -> $41,91575th percentile: $58,000 -> $41,915

3. Fort Wayne, IN

Salaries in Fort Wayne are 16% lower than the national average.

Senior manager/director tax services

25th percentile: $114,500 -> $96,18050th percentile: $141,500 -> $118,86075th percentile: $170,000 -> $142,800

Manager of tax services

25th percentile: $90,750 -> $76,23050th percentile: $110,000 -> $92,40075th percentile: $128,000 -> $107,520

Senior tax accountant

25th percentile: $62,500 -> $52,50050th percentile: $75,500 -> $63,42075th percentile: $87,500 -> $73,500

Tax accountant, 1-3 years’ experience

25th percentile: $49,750 -> $41,79050th percentile: $61,500 -> $51,66075th percentile: $70,750 -> $59,430

Entry-level tax accountant

25th percentile: $41,000 -> $34,44050th percentile: $50,250 -> $42,21075th percentile: $59,500 -> $49,980

Senior manager/director audit and assurance services

25th percentile: $113,000 -> $94,92050th percentile: $139,750 -> $117,39075th percentile: $162,000 -> $136,080

Manager audit and assurance services

25th percentile: $77,000 -> $64,68050th percentile: $96,250 -> $80,85075th percentile: $110,250 -> $92,610

Senior audit and assurance services

25th percentile: $55,000 -> $46,20050th percentile: $68,750 -> $57,75075th percentile: $78,750 -> $66,150

udit and assurance services, 1-3 years’ experience

25th percentile: $46,000 -> $38,64050th percentile: $56,750 -> $47,67075th percentile: $64,500 -> $54,180

Entry-level audit and assurance services

25th percentile: $41,000 -> $34,44050th percentile: $50,500 -> $42,42075th percentile: $58,000 -> $48,720

4. Rockford, IL

Salaries in Rockford are 15% lower than the national average.

Senior manager/director tax services

25th percentile: $114,500 -> $97,32550th percentile: $141,500 -> $120,27575th percentile: $170,000 -> $144,500

Manager of tax services

25th percentile: $90,750 -> $77,13850th percentile: $110,000 -> $93,50075th percentile: $128,000 -> $108,800

Senior tax accountant

25th percentile: $62,500 -> $53,12550th percentile: $75,500 -> $64,17575th percentile: $87,500 -> $74,375

Tax accountant, 1-3 years’ experience

25th percentile: $49,750 -> $42,28850th percentile: $61,500 -> $52,27575th percentile: $70,750 -> $60,138

Entry-level tax accountant

25th percentile: $41,000 -> $34,85050th percentile: $50,250 -> $42,71375th percentile: $59,500 -> $50,575

Senior manager/director audit and assurance services

25th percentile: $113,000 -> $96,05050th percentile: $139,750 -> $118,78875th percentile: $162,000 -> $137,700

Manager audit and assurance services

25th percentile: $77,000 -> $65,45050th percentile: $96,250 -> $81,81375th percentile: $110,250 -> $93,713

Senior audit and assurance services

25th percentile: $55,000 -> $46,75050th percentile: $68,750 -> $58,43875th percentile: $78,750 -> $66,938

udit and assurance services, 1-3 years’ experience

25th percentile: $46,000 -> $39,10050th percentile: $56,750 -> $48,23875th percentile: $64,500 -> $54,825

Entry-level audit and assurance services

25th percentile: $41,000 -> $34,85050th percentile: $50,500 -> $42,92575th percentile: $58,000 -> $49,300

5. Grand Rapids, MI

6. Mobile, AL

7. Toledo, OH

Salaries in Grand Rapids, Mobile, and Toledo are 14% lower than the national average.

Senior manager/director tax services

25th percentile: $114,500 -> $98,47050th percentile: $141,500 -> $121,69075th percentile: $170,000 -> $146,200

Manager of tax services

25th percentile: $90,750 -> $78,04550th percentile: $110,000 -> $94,60075th percentile: $128,000 -> $110,080

Senior tax accountant

25th percentile: $62,500 -> $53,75050th percentile: $75,500 -> $64,93075th percentile: $87,500 -> $75,250

Tax accountant, 1-3 years’ experience

25th percentile: $49,750 -> $42,78550th percentile: $61,500 -> $52,89075th percentile: $70,750 -> $60,845

Entry-level tax accountant

25th percentile: $41,000 -> $35,26050th percentile: $50,250 -> $43,21575th percentile: $59,500 -> $51,170

Senior manager/director audit and assurance services

25th percentile: $113,000 -> $97,18050th percentile: $139,750 -> $120,18575th percentile: $162,000 -> $139,320

Manager audit and assurance services

25th percentile: $77,000 -> $66,22050th percentile: $96,250 -> $82,77575th percentile: $110,250 -> $94,815

Senior audit and assurance services

25th percentile: $55,000 -> $47,30050th percentile: $68,750 -> $59,12575th percentile: $78,750 -> $67,725

udit and assurance services, 1-3 years’ experience

25th percentile: $46,000 -> $39,56050th percentile: $56,750 -> $48,80575th percentile: $64,500 -> $55,470

Entry-level audit and assurance services

25th percentile: $41,000 -> $35,26050th percentile: $50,500 -> $43,43075th percentile: $58,000 -> $49,880

8. Sioux Falls, SD

Salaries in Sioux Falls are 12% lower than the national average.

Senior manager/director tax services

25th percentile: $114,500 -> $100,76050th percentile: $141,500 -> $124,52075th percentile: $170,000 -> $149,600

Manager of tax services

25th percentile: $90,750 -> $79,86050th percentile: $110,000 -> $96,80075th percentile: $128,000 -> $112,640

Senior tax accountant

25th percentile: $62,500 -> $55,00050th percentile: $75,500 -> $66,44075th percentile: $87,500 -> $77,000

Tax accountant, 1-3 years’ experience

25th percentile: $49,750 -> $43,78050th percentile: $61,500 -> $54,12075th percentile: $70,750 -> $62,260

Entry-level tax accountant

25th percentile: $41,000 -> $36,08050th percentile: $50,250 -> $44,22075th percentile: $59,500 -> $52,360

Senior manager/director audit and assurance services

25th percentile: $113,000 -> $99,44050th percentile: $139,750 -> $122,98075th percentile: $162,000 -> $142,560

Manager audit and assurance services

25th percentile: $77,000 -> $67,76050th percentile: $96,250 -> $84,70075th percentile: $110,250 -> $97,020

Senior audit and assurance services

25th percentile: $55,000 -> $48,40050th percentile: $68,750 -> $60,50075th percentile: $78,750 -> $69,300

udit and assurance services, 1-3 years’ experience

25th percentile: $46,000 -> $40,48050th percentile: $56,750 -> $49,94075th percentile: $64,500 -> $56,760

Entry-level audit and assurance services

25th percentile: $41,000 -> $36,08050th percentile: $50,500 -> $44,44075th percentile: $58,000 -> $51,040

9. Boise, ID

10. Knoxville, TN

Salaries in Boise and Knoxville are 11% lower than the national average.

Senior manager/director tax services

25th percentile: $114,500 -> $101,90550th percentile: $141,500 -> $125,93575th percentile: $170,000 -> $151,300

Manager of tax services

25th percentile: $90,750 -> $80,76850th percentile: $110,000 -> $97,90075th percentile: $128,000 -> $113,920

Senior tax accountant

25th percentile: $62,500 -> $55,62550th percentile: $75,500 -> $67,19575th percentile: $87,500 -> $77,875

Tax accountant, 1-3 years’ experience

25th percentile: $49,750 -> $44,27850th percentile: $61,500 -> $54,73575th percentile: $70,750 -> $62,968

Entry-level tax accountant

25th percentile: $41,000 -> $36,49050th percentile: $50,250 -> $44,72375th percentile: $59,500 -> $52,955

Senior manager/director audit and assurance services

25th percentile: $113,000 -> $100,57050th percentile: $139,750 -> $124,37875th percentile: $162,000 -> $144,180

Manager audit and assurance services

25th percentile: $77,000 -> $68,53050th percentile: $96,250 -> $85,66375th percentile: $110,250 -> $98,123

Senior audit and assurance services

25th percentile: $55,000 -> $48,95050th percentile: $68,750 -> $61,18875th percentile: $78,750 -> $70,088

udit and assurance services, 1-3 years’ experience

25th percentile: $46,000 -> $40,94050th percentile: $56,750 -> $50,50875th percentile: $64,500 -> $57,405

Entry-level audit and assurance services

25th percentile: $41,000 -> $36,49050th percentile: $50,500 -> $44,94575th percentile: $58,000 -> $51,620

Dishonorable mentions

Akron, OH: -11%Chattanooga, TN: -10.5%Louisville: -8%Lexington, KY: -8%Stockton, CA: -8%Albuquerque, NM: -7.5%Cape Coral, FL: -7%Oklahoma City: -7%Tulsa, OK: -7%Buffalo: -6.5%Rochester, NY: -6.5%Birmingham, AL: -5%Huntsville, AL: -5%Little Rock, AR: -5%Fresno, CA: -5%

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