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Accountants and auditors had median annual earnings of $65,940 in May 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The lowest paid 10 percent earned less than $40,850, and the highest paid 10 percent earned more than $115,950. The DOL reports the following mean annual salaries for accountants and auditors by employment area: federal government, $93,430; accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services providers, $77,510; management of companies and enterprises, $74,430; local government, $62,890; and state government, $58,100.

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