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Old 03-07-2009, 08:43 AM
 
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Hi everyone!

As you might remember from previuos threads, I am in the process of moving to San Antonio. I have been there a couple of weekends just to kind of go around and I loved it!
Now, on the job part I have an interview scheduled for a week from now. I am an accountant (doing public accounting now) and I've had a couple of calls from other recruiters but still no interview for others. Anyways, one fo the things that left me blank was that one of them mentioned that "San Antonio is quite notorious for its low paying rates."
I am searching on that but I wanted an opinion from the people that live in San Antonio.
Just a few facts for you guys: I live in a smaller town for a year and pay rate might be lower than SA's. I was thinking of asking in between 40k to 45k, giving my experience for almost 5 years now in different industries for accounting.
Any opinions?
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Old 03-07-2009, 08:46 AM
 
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Do you have a degree? That will make a difference. Remember also, that the cost of living in SA is relatively low.
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Old 03-07-2009, 08:49 AM
 
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Yes, I have a BBA in Accounting from University of Houston and I am currently doing my Master's Degree from Texas A&M.
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Old 03-07-2009, 09:07 AM
 
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Congrats! Not my field, but I think you're worth more than 50.
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Old 03-07-2009, 09:30 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Yes, I have a BBA in Accounting from University of Houston and I am currently doing my Master's Degree from Texas A&M.
Do you have your CPA??? That would be a BIG factor in higher pay.
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Old 03-07-2009, 10:41 AM
 
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Not yet, I am working on getting my Master's Degree and then I can sign up for my CPA exam.
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Old 03-07-2009, 10:59 AM
 
Location: NW San Antonio
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With a BBA in accounting, no Master, no CPA, less than 5 years in experience, got bad personal news. Best you can expect is 35K. Ive been to job interviews against CPAs that are willing to take 40k right now. With your CPA, you might get hired on at one of the firms, but there are a lot of people out of work right now with those degrees. The newspaper used to have 10 to 20 ads per week for accounting jobs, now, lucky if there is 5 in Sunday. Reality.
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Old 03-07-2009, 11:49 AM
 
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Wow, that's really bad news!
What kind of experience do you have?
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Old 03-07-2009, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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salary.com lists $38K as the average for Accountant I (I don't really know much about the field, so I don't know if you'd qualify as a I, II, or III) and 62% have a BA. An Accountant II averages a little over $47K.
I always thought accountants made more money than that.
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Old 03-07-2009, 03:18 PM
 
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Thanks I am going to check out that page.
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