With an overall population of 40,407 and a student population of 10,125, approximately 10,125 of Salem students attend one of Salem's schools that offer accounting programs.
Salem's largest accounting school is Salem State University. In 2010, approximately 44 students graduated from the Accounting program at Salem State University.
In 2010, 66 students graduated with an accounting degree in Salem. If you decide to attend one of Salem's accounting schools, you can expect to pay an average of $19,443 per year in instate tuition and $25,583 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for accounting related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Salem-based accounting schools, you will have an added expense of $9,439 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,148.
After graduating with your credentials in accounting, if you decide to work as an accountant in Salem, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 50,910 accountants in Massachusetts, 1,170 were working in the greater Salem area. By the year 2018, the number of accountants is expected to decrease by 0% in Salem. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for accountants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an accountant in Salem is $37,850 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for accountants.