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Accounting Schools
In Grand Rapids, Michigan

There are 8 accounting schools in Grand Rapids for faculty to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in accounting in the city of Grand Rapids, which encompasses accounting training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Grand Rapids Vs. Michigan Accounting Employment

Grand Rapids 9,420
Michigan 94,030

Exactly 9,420 of the 94,030 accounting professionals employed in Michigan, work in Grand Rapids. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of accounting professionals in Grand Rapids has shrunk by 6%. As the number of accounting professionals in Grand Rapids has decreased, overall employment in Grand Rapids has increased.

Grand Rapids Vs. Michigan Accounting employment growth

108,300 106,440 109,940 102,710 94,030
9,990 9,440 10,250 9,540 9,420
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Michigan
  • Dark Yellow: Grand Rapids

Accounting VS. All professions salaries in Grand Rapids

$49,757 $42,202 $42,433 $42,012 $43,087
$38,060 $39,250 $40,460 $40,710 $41,010
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Accounting in Grand Rapids
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Grand Rapids

Salaries for accounting professionals in Grand Rapids have decreased. In 2010 Grand Rapids accounting professionals earned an average yearly salary of $43,087. Four years earlier in 2006, accounting professionals in Grand Rapids made an average salary of $49,757 per year. This decline is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Grand Rapids.

Salary percentiles for Accounting professionals in Grand Rapids

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Accounting professionals make a median salary of $40,517 per year in Grand Rapids. The difference in pay between the accounting professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 123%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $28,060 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $62,522 per year.

Average Salaries for Accounting professionals and related professions in Grand Rapids

Forensic Accounting
Business Administration
Small Business

On average accounting professional salaries in Grand Rapids are lower than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Accounting schools in Grand Rapids


Many of Grand Rapids' accounting professionals are graduates of one of the 8 accredited accounting schools in the city.

Accounting Programs Offered In Grand Rapids


Grand Rapids' accounting schools offer 12 accounting degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Accounting Degrees In Grand Rapids


In 2010 approximately 363 students graduated from accounting courses.

Accounting Faculty Salaries in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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