Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

13-2011 Accountants and Auditors

Examine, analyze, and interpret accounting records to prepare financial statements, give advice, or audit and evaluate statements prepared by others. Install or advise on systems of recording costs or other financial and budgetary data. Excludes "Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents" (13-2081).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
1,129,340 0.6 % $34.15 $71,040 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.20 $23.82 $30.55 $40.49 $53.61
Annual Wage (2) $39,930 $49,540 $63,550 $84,220 $111,510


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 308,470 35.54 $36.44 $75,790
Management of Companies and Enterprises 82,790 4.13 $33.88 $70,480
Local Government (OES Designation) 41,440 0.76 $29.16 $60,660
State Government (OES Designation) 36,660 1.67 $26.85 $55,850
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 26,600 2.42 $37.37 $77,720

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 308,470 35.54 $36.44 $75,790
Other Investment Pools and Funds 3,120 7.73 $39.71 $82,590
Other Financial Investment Activities 19,360 5.44 $42.15 $87,680
Office Administrative Services 19,940 4.83 $35.05 $72,910
Land Subdivision 1,740 4.21 $33.77 $70,240

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 70 0.99 $46.28 $96,260
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 23,650 1.16 $43.54 $90,560
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 6,310 1.39 $42.93 $89,290
Other Financial Investment Activities 19,360 5.44 $42.15 $87,680
Other Investment Pools and Funds 3,120 7.73 $39.71 $82,590


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 133,570 9.34 1.08 $36.48 $75,870
New York 94,300 11.04 1.27 $40.93 $85,140
Texas 91,390 8.64 1.00 $34.54 $71,850
Florida 74,020 10.18 1.17 $31.57 $65,660
Pennsylvania 53,960 9.64 1.11 $33.86 $70,420




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 10,210 15.62 1.80 $42.01 $87,370
Colorado 30,030 13.49 1.56 $35.06 $72,920
New York 94,300 11.04 1.27 $40.93 $85,140
Massachusetts 34,360 10.73 1.24 $36.43 $75,780
Delaware 4,310 10.62 1.23 $33.39 $69,440




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 10,210 15.62 1.80 $42.01 $87,370
New York 94,300 11.04 1.27 $40.93 $85,140
New Jersey 34,230 9.02 1.04 $39.17 $81,470
Maryland 24,680 9.83 1.13 $36.59 $76,100
California 133,570 9.34 1.08 $36.48 $75,870





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 65,730 12.75 1.47 $43.87 $91,240
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 41,240 10.65 1.23 $36.31 $75,530
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 32,190 13.74 1.58 $40.54 $84,320
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 29,100 7.99 0.92 $36.62 $76,160
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 28,240 10.69 1.23 $37.43 $77,850
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 26,870 11.88 1.37 $35.82 $74,510
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 23,200 13.56 1.56 $37.45 $77,890
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 22,290 12.23 1.41 $37.44 $77,880
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 21,950 10.47 1.21 $36.33 $75,560
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 19,940 16.20 1.87 $36.88 $76,710