Texas Accountant and CPA Salaries
According to salary information provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, accountants in Texas earned an average of $71,850 in 2012. Wages are substantially higher for licensed CPAs in the state. Accountants who were in the top 10 percent salary bracket earned $125,720 in the Houston area. Tax preparers in the top 10th percentile in Corpus Christi made $100,630, while the average for Texas overall was $40,520 that year.
The salary data for accounting and finance positions in Texas were provided by the 2013 Robert Half Salary Guide. According to the guide, salaries of internal auditors at midsized corporations varied from $77,700 in El Paso to $114,885 in Austin. Forensic accountants made a high salary of $118,830 in Dallas, while CFOs earned as much as $267,650 in Houston. Controllers at small firms averaged $95,594 in San Antonio, while larger firms in the city paid up to $171,238.
Accounting Salaries in Texas
Annual mean wage
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos TX
Beaumont-Port Arthur TX
College Station-Bryan TX
Corpus Christi TX
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington TX
Dallas-Plano-Irving TX Metropolitan Division
Fort Worth-Arlington TX Metropolitan Division
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown TX
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood TX
San Antonio-New Braunfels TX
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
Salary and employment data compiled by the United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics in May of 2013. Figures represent accumulated data for all areas of specialty within the field of accounting and auditing.