As Matthew stated, www.glassdoor.com is a great resource. Your potential company and the city that you would be working in matter quite a bit as well. An accountant starting in New York City may start at $60,000, while an accountant in a smaller city or rural area may be closer to $50,000.
Most accountants see solid income progression throughout their careers as they become more knowledgeable and more valuable to their clients. Many accountants can end their careers making over $100,000. It is also worthwhile to note that several accountants move on to other career paths in business. Accounting is a great way to be able to learn how companies and business operate, and an accounting degree can help you get several non-accounting jobs later on!
Try downloading the Robert Half Salary Guide. http://www.roberthalf.com/accountemps/finance-and-accountant-salary-center. They should have most levels of tax accounting positions, as there are quite a few. If you are pursuing a specific company and want to know the salaries they offer I would suggest looking at Glassdoor. Hope this helps!
Ian (Carl)’s Answer
Hi Axael - Within Accounting, you can take different career paths and enter different lines of services. One of the main decisions to make when considering an accounting profession is to decide whether you want to work for a public accounting firm or private accounting firm. Within those 2 categories, you have different lines of work that can involve Tax, Audit, and Staff Accounting. Depending on the location, firm, and function of the job, the salary can vary dramatically; this range can be as low as 40k per year and easily as high as $100k+ for some management roles.