Best States to Pursue a Career in Finance

These 10 states are the best to pursue a finance career.

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Thinking of pursuing a career in finance? Although it’s a lucrative career path, the field is highly competitive. In a recent study, Tipalti found which states were the best to pursue a career in finance or accounting by analyzing the number of jobs available, average salaries and university rankings. They also determined the best-paying jobs for finance graduates. 

Here’s which states ranked best for a career in finance. 

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Best Paying Jobs for Finance Graduates
RankJob Title Number of OpeningsAnnual Salary
2Entry Level Tax Preparer760$90,918
3Senior Accountant35$78,704
4Financial Analyst76$72,190
6Staff Accountant57$60,264
7Accounting Clerk29$50,206
8Tax Preparer34$47,066
9Patient Access Manager50$42,280

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Erin Bendig
Personal Finance Writer

Erin pairs personal experience with research and is passionate about sharing personal finance advice with others. Previously, she was a freelancer focusing on the credit card side of finance, but has branched out since then to cover other aspects of personal finance. Erin is well-versed in traditional media with reporting, interviewing and research, as well as using graphic design and video and audio storytelling to share with her readers.