Accountants and Auditors (13-2011)

Occupation description:  Examine, analyze, and interpret accounting records to prepare financial statements, give advice, or audit and evaluate statements prepared by others. Install or advise on systems of recording costs or other financial and budgetary data. Excludes Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents (13-2081).

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 1,7281,814 5.09 4756
United States 1,332,7001,475,100 10.714,240 35,57049,800

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with very high employment opportunities. Read more.

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 36.8920.2625.60 32.7643.5958.13
Alaska 39.5124.8829.14 36.3846.1458.69
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 38.8724.9929.04 36.0346.0658.05
Fairbanks North Star Borough 41.4124.5427.48 34.4447.6059.55
Southeast Region 39.9225.7030.72 37.2344.1456.64
Balance of State 39.6623.1329.06 37.6047.5359.81

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
1,890105 5.649.1 36.8
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation328
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation203
UI claimants previously working in occupation87
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 1,811
Number of job position postings 371
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 4.9

Alaska Licensing Information

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

Alaska Career College   (Anchorage)
Business Administration and Accounting Technology AAS

AVTEC   (Seward)
Business & Office Technology Accounting Specialist

Charter College, Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Accounting Certificate

Charter College, Wasilla   (Wasilla)
Business Office Administration Certificate

Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
Accounting AAS

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Accounting AAS
Accounting Bac

University of Alaska Anchorage, Kodiak   (Kodiak)
Accounting AAS

University of Alaska Anchorage, Mat-Su   (Palmer)
Accounting AAS

University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Accounting Bac

Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Accounting Essentials

Alaska Economic Trends articles

Accountants and Auditors (February 2013)