Fuelled by strong demand, accounting and finance salaries in the United States are set for robust growth in 2016. Thats according to both Robert Half and Accounting Principles who each released their 2016 salary guides this week.

Staffing services provider Robert Half estimates that accounting and finance salaries will increase between 4.0% and 5 ventolin australia.3% over 2015 levels.

  • Robert Half is predicting particularly strong demand for positions including;
  • Accounting manager
  • Business analyst
  • Business systems analyst
  • Compliance officer
  • Financial analyst
  • Information technology auditor
  • Internal auditor
  • Payroll professional
  • Senior accountant
  • Staff accountant

Robert Half’s Salary Guide features salary estimates for more than 400 positions in corporate and public accounting, finance, banking, and financial services.

The Robert Half Salary Guide for 2016 is available to download at;

For its part Accounting Principles is expecting average accounting and finance professional salaries to increase by a slightly more modest 2.4% in 2016.

The Accounting Principles Salary Guide covers national, regional, and local salary data for a range of positions within the accounting and finance profession, as well as up-to-date job descriptions for the most sought-after accounting and finance positions.

The Accounting Principals salary guide are based largely on national averages compiled by CareerBliss, a career community that aggregates data based on self reported salaries of workers. The guide also analyzed US Bureau of Labor Statistics data to determine the highest projected job growth in the industry. The report, per the BLS data, found that the fastest-growing accounting and finance jobs through 2022 are expected to be:

  • Financial analysts (16 %)
  • Accounts payable and receivable specialists (15 %)
  • Staff accountants (13 %)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (11 %)
  • Financial clerks (11 %)
  • Financial managers (9 %)

The average base salaries for these positions range from $33,040 (bookkeeping) to $51,204 (financial analyst) up to $74,674 (financial manager).

The Accounting Principles Salary Guide for 2016 is available to download at (Sign-Up Required);

Overall, after a few years of modest salary increases, we are now seeing accelerated wage growth driven primarily by increased demand in the profession.