Do accountants really earn 64K with a 11K bonus

I saw a recent salary stating an average accountants salary was 64K with a 11K bonus. 

Most Accountants Salary seem to be around the 45K mark and no bonus.  I know it depends on where you live and there would be some regional variation but perhaps no more than 10K between London and other parts of the country ?

There seems a widespread perception that accountants earn a lot of money some do but most don't even when qualified with several years experience behind them.  There was quite a lot of media coverage on accountants salary and was even mentioned in some national newspapers. 

Would be interested in your views

 

 

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blok |
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accountancy age jobs

zarathustra |
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Hmph

Constantly Confused |
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Average Salary

sash100 |

Underpaid

Flash Gordon |
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Lucky you!

Kent accountant |
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Kent and Flash

taxhound |
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Leave no stone unturned...

Kent accountant |
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I started on £3,250 ....

Steve Holloway |
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Well I started on ...

tringyokel |

Getting back to the OP

Kent accountant |
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75K would be a dream

sash100 |

My wife has been recruiting accountants recently ...

Steve Holloway |
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Realistic in some situations ....

JC |

Talking about averages

sash100 |

well..

redman7 |
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Too many accountants

sash100 |