Accountant Salaries - International Comparison

 
Job Description:   The accountant job includes the following responsibilities: (i) plans and administers accounting services, (ii) analyses and examines accounting records to advise on accountancy problems, (iii) prepares statements and advises on systems of recording costs or other financial and budgetary data, (iv) gives advice on other matters requiring accountancy knowledge [9].
 
Methodology:   Unless otherwise indicated, the gross income is obtained from data provided to the International Labour Organization [9] by government agencies (Statistics Canada, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Statistics Finland, etc). The compulsory deductions include income tax, municipal tax, provincial/state income tax, social security (pension plan, medicare), compulsory additional insurance, etc. The deductions are representative of single-earner-married-without-child status, and are obtained from income tax calculators [t], social security withholdings, the OECD Tax Database [k], or other sources. Employees include both men and women unless otherwise noted.
 
    
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Accountant Job Average Salary

Country  Net Monthly Income  constant 2005 US$ [a] [d] Notes, Source                                                                               Gross Monthly Job Income Compulsory Deductions Weekly Hours
 
Peru average salary PPP $ 3,741 $ 1,719 Employees, June 2005. Men only. Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informatica, [9]. 7,516 sols 25%
Brazil average income PPP $ 3,671 $ 1,351 Employees, Dec 2003. Ministerio do Trabalho e da Previdência Social, [9]. 4,807 reals 20% 39.5
Korea average salary PPP $ 3,517 $ 2,789 Excl. overtime and bonus, June 2005. Korea Ministry of Labour, [9]. 3,307,476 wons 14% 39.1
U.S. average salary PPP $ 3,370 $ 3,370 Full-time and part-time employees, 2005. U.S. Department of Labor, [t]. 4,321 dollars 22% 38.5
UK median salary PPP $ 3,333 $ 3,867 Employees, 2005. UK Employment Department, [9], [t]. 2,990 pounds 29% 36.9
Finland average salary PPP $ 2,771 $ 3,308 Normal hours of work, 2004. Men only. Women make 3,517 euros per month. Statistics Finland, [9], [k], [t]. 4,166 euros 38% 37.5
Germany average salary PPP $ 2,757 $ 2,977 Minimum per month, 2005, normal hours of work. Federal Statistical Office of Germany, [9], [t]. 3,622 euros 34% 39.0
Austria average salary PPP $ 2,720 $ 2,179 Employees, 2002. Austrian Central Statistical Office (ÖSTAT), [9], [t]. 3,318 euros 36% 38.5
Australia average income PPP $ 2,626 $ 2,578 May 2004. Normal hours from collective agreements. Australian Bureau of Statistics, [9], [t]. 4,246 dollars 20% 38.0
Italy average salary PPP $ 2,580 $ 2,785 Normal hours of work, 2005. Istituto Nazionale di Statistica, [9]. 3,550 euros 37% 38.0
Canada average income PPP $ 2,354 $ 2,352 Employees, 2005. Statistics Canada, [9], [t]. 4,188 dollars 32% 30.2
Kuwait average income PPP $ 2,161 $ 2,697 Men employees, 2004. Kuwait Ministry of Planning, [9]. 770 dinars 0% 49.0
Taiwan average income PPP $ 2,076 $ 1,111 Full-time and part-time employees, 2004. National Statistics Republic of China, [9]. 40,023 dollars 10% 38.9
Thailand average salary PPP $ 1,948 $ 621 Men employees, 2005. Women make 21,113 bahts per month. Thailand National Statistical Office, [9], [t], [s]. 26,562 bahts 6% 44.0
Portugal average salary PPP $ 1,936 $ 1,553 Employees, 2003. Instituto Nacional de Estatística, [9]. 1,679 euros 23% 36.7
Singapore average salary PPP $ 1,835 $ 1,682 Employees, private sector, 2004. Ministry of Manpower, [9], [t]. 3,538 dollars 22%
Hungary average salary PPP $ 1,789 $ 1,136 Employees, May 2005. Hungarian Central Statistical Office, [9], [k]. 410,462 forints 45%
Latvia average income PPP $ 1,595 $ 709 Adult full-time and part-time employees, 2005. Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia, [9], [t]. 557 lats 29% 31.0
Czech Republic average income PPP $ 1,421 $ 928 Excl. bonuses, 2005. Czech Statistical Office, [9]. 31,237 korunas 29% 38.0
Mexico average income PPP $ 1,363 $ 831 Employees, 2004. Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informatica (INEGI), [9], [k]. 10,689 pesos 15% 45.0
Lithuania average salary PPP $ 1,296 $ 493 Employees, 2002. Statistics Lithuania, [9]. 2,406 litas 31% 40.0
Slovakia average income PPP $ 1,256 $ 646 Employees, 2004. Štatistický úrad Slovenskej republiky, [9], [k]. 25,858 korunas 22% 32.7
Philippines average salary PPP $ 1,253 $ 278 Employees, 2004. National Statistics Office, [9], [t]. 17,997 pesos 16%
Romania average salary PPP $ 1,163 $ 597 Men employees, 2005. Women make 2,516 new lei per month. Romania National Institute of Statistics, [9]. 2,570 new lei 33% 38.8
Poland average income PPP $ 1,151 $ 617 Employees, 2004. Poland Central Statistical Office, [9], [k]. 3,342 zlotys 35% 40.0
China average salary PPP $ 704 $ 165 Employees, 2005. National Bureau of Statistics of China, [9]. 1,466 yuans 8%
 

References

 
[a]   Interbank nominal exchange rate, Oanda.com; historical currency converter for over 164 currencies and 3 metals.
[d]   World Economic Outlook Database, September 2006, International Monetary Fund.
[k]   OECD Tax Database. Annual database providing comparative information on personal and corporate income tax and consumption tax systems and rates in OECD countries since 2000. Information on social security contributions levied on employees and their employers is also reported.
[t]   Net income from gross income (calculators, tables): Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, UK, U.S., Singapore.
[9]   International Labour Organization. Compilation of average salary income worldwide. Classified by country, by employment category, and by gender.
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