Poll of the month: Earn baby, earn — January/February 2014

How much did CPA magazine readers make in their first jobs as accountants and what sector did they work in?

Given that it’s the premier issue of CPA Magazine, we wanted to hear about one of your firsts: your inaugural accounting gig. More specifically, how much did it pay?

More than 180 of you answered our online poll, with the results below. Keep in mind those starter jobs might date back a few decades — 60% of respondents indicated they are aged 40 or older — and figures have not been adjusted for inflation.

How much was your annual salary in your first job as an accountant?


Type of company worked at first accounting job