Accountants and Auditors


Examine, analyze, and interpret accounting records for the purpose of giving advice or preparing statements. Install or advise on systems of recording costs or other financial and budgetary data.


Top Industries of Employment

  1. Accounting, Auditing, & Bookkeeping
  2. Commercial Banks
  3. Eating And Drinking Places

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 19,030 22.92 14.13 27.31 47,660 29,380 56,810
Joplin MSA 260 21.87 14.23 25.69 45,490 29,600 53,430
Columbia MSA 490 20.22 14.47 23.09 42,050 30,090 48,030
St Joseph MSA 180 18.90 12.19 22.26 39,310 25,350 46,290
Springfield MSA 890 20.80 12.38 25.01 43,270 25,750 52,030
St Louis MSA 9,920 23.67 14.45 28.28 49,230 30,050 58,820
Kansas City* 5,360 23.78 14.78 28.29 49,467 30,735 58,833
Central Region* 1,080 20.64 14.06 23.93 42,936 29,242 49,784
Northeast Region* 220 21.53 13.94 25.33 44,787 28,996 52,682
Northwest Region* 290 19.23 11.82 22.93 39,992 24,577 47,699
Ozark Region* 1,010 20.31 12.24 24.35 42,248 25,464 50,641
South Central Region* 200 22.89 11.98 28.34 47,602 24,919 58,944
Southeast Region* 460 20.64 13.43 24.25 42,935 27,936 50,434
Southwest Region* 290 21.36 13.56 25.26 44,428 28,210 52,537
St. Charles* 720 15.94 11.00 18.41 33,153 22,887 38,286
St. Louis City* 3,210 24.04 15.31 28.41 50,007 31,835 59,093
St. Louis County* 4,900 24.98 15.39 29.78 51,961 32,011 61,936
West Central Region* 200 19.38 11.07 23.54 40,308 23,016 48,954

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 20,940 23,430 2,490 11.89 559 Outstanding
Kansas City MSA 9,700 10,700 1,000 10.31 245 Outstanding
St Louis MSA 10,780 11,480 700 6.49 230 Outstanding
Central Region* 1,320 1,470 150 11.36 35 Great
Northeast Region* 310 330 20 6.45 6 Great
Northwest Region* 420 460 40 9.52 6 Great
Ozark Region* 850 1,010 160 18.82 29 Outstanding
South Central Region* 260 280 20 7.69 7 Great
Southeast Region* 560 630 70 12.50 15 Outstanding
Southwest Region* 410 420 10 2.44 8 Great
West Central Region* 410 420 10 2.44 8 Good

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This profession generally requires Bachelor's degree in one of the following
Accounting and Computer Science (NEW)
Accounting
Auditing (NEW)
Accounting and Finance (NEW)
Accounting and Business/Management (NEW)
Taxation