The staffing company Randstad has released a new salary guide for accountants, including detailed listings of salaries for a variety of accounting and finance jobs in states and major cities across the U.S.

The annual guide is broken down by company size, with small companies defined as those with annual revenues of up to $100 million, midsize companies as those with annual revenues between $100 million and $500 million, and large companies with revenues of over $500 million. Positions include CFO, director of finance, controller, accounting manager, senior accountant and more.

Randstad noted that one of the most highly compensated lower-level finance and accounting positions across different regions is an assistant controller at a large accounting firm, with a base salary of around $130,000 per year.

The lowest paid accounting and finance jobs across various markets are accounts payable and accounts receivable clerks at small companies, where annual salaries start around $35,000. The guide provides listings for 25 states, plus the District of Columbia.

Besides finance and accounting, Randstad also offers salary guides for other sectors, including engineering, human resources, information technology, life sciences, manufacturing and logistics, and office and administration. To download a copy of any of the salary guides, click here.

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