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Accounting Schools
In Des Moines, Iowa

In Des Moines, there are 3 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 Des Moines, which includes accounting training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Des Moines Vs. Iowa Accounting Employment

Des Moines 9,390
Iowa 36,930

Exactly 9,390 of Iowa's 36,930 accounting professionals work in Des Moines. Between 2006 and 2010, in Des Moines, there has been a 7% decline in the number of accounting professionals. Overall employment in Des Moines has increased.

Des Moines Vs. Iowa Accounting employment growth

39,770 39,210 39,310 38,320 36,930
10,090 10,060 9,970 9,780 9,390
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Iowa
  • Dark Yellow: Des Moines

Accounting VS. All professions salaries in Des Moines

$36,422 $41,958 $43,247 $43,965 $48,302
$38,230 $39,530 $40,840 $42,120 $43,100
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Accounting in Des Moines
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Des Moines

As the number of accounting professionals in Des Moines has shrunk, salaries for accounting professionals have increased. Des Moines accounting professionals made $48,302 per year, on average, in 2010. Four years earlier in 2006, accounting professionals in Des Moines made an average salary of $36,422 per year. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Des Moines.

Salary percentiles for Accounting professionals in Des Moines

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25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Accounting professionals in Des Moines make a median yearly salary of $46,204. The 10% of accounting professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $32,608 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $67,222 per year.

Average Salaries for Accounting professionals and related professions in Des Moines

Forensic Accounting
Business Administration
Small Business

Des Moines accounting professionals have earnings that are lower than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Accounting schools in Des Moines


Many of Des Moines' accounting professionals are graduates of one of the 3 accredited accounting schools in the city.

Accounting Programs Offered In Des Moines


Des Moines' accounting schools offer 11 accounting degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Accounting Degrees In Des Moines


In 2010 approximately 216 students completed accounting courses.

Accounting Faculty Salaries in Des Moines, Iowa

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