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Research on Accountants’ Salaries

The following message is from Jennifer Stevens, professor in the Department of Accountancy at the University of Notre Dame.

Fellow accountants – we need your help.

How much did an entry-level accountant make in 1960 as compared to today? Everyone remembers his or her starting salary. Do you remember yours? Please tell us!

The University of Notre Dame is conducting a large-scale study to explore accounting graduates’ first full-time employment positions and starting salaries following a degree in accounting. The survey takes less than 1 minute to complete! (

We need a long time-series of data, so all are welcome to participate. Please also share this link within your accounting networks to help us collect valuable information to further the profession’s understanding of the labor market for accounting graduates.

I learned through correspondence with Jennifer that the questions she is investigating should be of interested to a broad swath of readers of The Accounting Onion; so I hope you will follow the link she has provided, and consider participating in her study.

1 Comment

  1. Reply Quickbooks Consultant February 25, 2015

    This is fascinating. The survey is still up so I’m guessing that the information hasn’t been published yet. Is there any chance you’ll be sharing the results on your blog once they are available?

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