New York Ranks as the Top State to Pursue a Career in Accounting

New York ranks as the top state to pursue a career in finance or accounting, with a finance career score of 9.65 out of 10. The state also has the highest average accounting and finance salary of any state: $117,000 a year. New York University earned the state the highest score for its performance in the accounting and finance discipline.

In a recent study, Tipalti found which states were the best to pursue a career in finance or accounting by analyzing the number of jobs available, average salaries, and university rankings. They also determined the best-paying jobs for finance graduates. Overall, the highest paying job for finance jobs is a controller. On average, the annual salary for a controller is $104,972, outearning both tax preparers ($90,918) and senior accountants ($78,704).

According to CPA Practice Advisor, the study also found the U.S. regions with the top graduate salaries, as well as the best-paid jobs for finance graduates.

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