Staffing company Accounting Principals has released its new 2013 salary guide, showing how much money finance and accounting professionals are earning around the country.

The salary guide assembles data on national salary averages, broken down by base salary, total cash compensation and company size for various types of jobs in public accounting, financial services and private industry. Information is available on different jobs among executive and senior managers, mid-level managers, supervisors, clerks and support personnel, financial analysts, internal auditors and more. The guide also lists variances in salaries for job markets in specific cities across the U.S.

In addition, the salary guide includes some survey data in response to questions from Accounting Principals. The survey found that two in three (63 percent) executives agree that talent retention has become more of a priority within their companies over the last two years. Companies say they are now taking more proactive steps to ensure employee satisfaction, mostly through competitive benefits, bonuses and compensation.

For employees seeking a raise, more than 2 in 5 (44 percent) of senior executives believe salaries for finance professionals will increase in 2013. More than half (52 percent) of executives are somewhat to very optimistic that the national economy will strengthen by this time next year.

When asked ‘what keeps you up at night,’ 40 percent of senior executives responded that keeping the board and executive committee happy was of greatest concern.

For a free copy of the guide, visit www.accountingprincipals.com.