How much do entry-level accounting jobs pay?

I want to get into accounting. I already have a bachelor's degree in Business Finance. I've been in sales for five years and need to get out of this field. I want to get a master's degree in Accounting. How much can I expect to make starting out in a large city like Richmond, VA? Also, will any of these jobs pay for me to get my masters in accounting?

Asked By: Dude From Cali - 7/9/2008
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That first answer is a complete joke. With a masters in accountancy (MSA=30 credit hours,,,shorter than MBA) you should be able to find an entry level job for no less then 40k. If you go to a more established firm, 50k is min. My first job after my masters was for 52 plus bonus that brought me to a 60kplus yearly... More
Answered By: iloveagoodarguement - 7/12/2008
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With a master's degree you shoulkd start out making $30,000 minimum, probably more like $40,000. Accountants fresh out of four year universities with bachelor's degrees make $25,000-$30,000.
Answered By: Ethan J - 7/9/2008
I doubt that jobs will pay for graduate school. I am doing an Accounting bachelors. I have consistently seen the 50,000 dollar average for accy jobs. With a masters, the salary surprisingly does not increase as much, but MANY more companies will very easily hire you. Especially the public accounting firms such as the... More
Answered By: mememe - 7/10/2008
here in miami you start with 50000 and a possible signing bonus how much do you make now?
Answered By: SL1USA - 7/12/2008
I work at a public accounting firm in central VA and make around $50K. If you want to go into private industry and be a staff accountant salaries will be more around $40K.
Answered By: daisyjane419 - 7/13/2008
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