Accounting Schools
In Columbia, South Carolina

In Columbia, there are 5 accounting schools where accounting faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of accounting and accounting education in Columbia, which includes accounting training at the following levels:

  • Accounting Certificate
  • Bachelors degree in Accounting
  • Masters degree in Accounting


Professional Trends

Columbia Vs. South Carolina Accounting Employment

Columbia 9,770
South Carolina 45,210

Exactly 9,770 of South Carolina's 45,210 accounting professionals work in Columbia. Between 2006 and 2010, in Columbia, there has been a 9% decline in the number of accounting professionals. As the employment for accounting professionals in Columbia has decreased, overall employment in Columbia has increased.

Columbia Vs. South Carolina Accounting employment growth

46,860 46,750 47,900 46,170 45,210
10,750 10,280 10,540 9,480 9,770
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: South Carolina
  • Dark Yellow: Columbia

Accounting VS. All professions salaries in Columbia

$37,105 $39,225 $39,913 $41,802 $44,142
$35,040 $36,880 $38,180 $39,020 $40,340
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Accounting in Columbia
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Columbia

In Columbia, salaries for accounting professionals have increased. In 2010 Columbia accounting professionals earned an average yearly salary of $44,142. Accounting professionals in Columbia made a yearly average salary of $37,105, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Columbia.

Salary percentiles for Accounting professionals in Columbia

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Accounting professionals in Columbia earn a median salary of $41,488 per year. The difference in pay between the accounting professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 143%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $27,268 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $66,353 per year.

Average Salaries for Accounting professionals and related professions in Columbia

Forensic Accounting
Business Administration
Small Business

Accounting professional salaries in Columbia are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Accounting schools in Columbia


Many of Columbia's accounting professionals are graduates of one of the 5 accredited accounting schools in the city.

Accounting Programs Offered In Columbia


Columbia's accounting schools offer 6 accounting degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Accounting Degrees In Columbia


Approximately 230 students completed accounting courses in 2010.

Accounting Faculty Salaries in Columbia, South Carolina

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