Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
1,187,310 0.6 % $35.42 $73,670 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.64 $24.58 $31.70 $42.08 $55.75
Annual Wage (2) $40,850 $51,130 $65,940 $87,530 $115,950


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 326,720 36.58 $37.27 $77,510
Management of Companies and Enterprises 90,910 4.12 $35.78 $74,430
Local Government (OES Designation) 42,170 0.79 $30.24 $62,890
State Government (OES Designation) 37,510 1.72 $27.93 $58,100
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 27,590 2.27 $37.56 $78,110

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 326,720 36.58 $37.27 $77,510
Other Financial Investment Activities 24,680 5.80 $42.47 $88,340
Other Investment Pools and Funds 400 5.44 $40.24 $83,690
Oil and Gas Extraction 8,440 4.39 $39.71 $82,600
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 980 4.23 $34.21 $71,160

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 6,680 1.51 $46.14 $95,970
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 22,970 1.16 $44.92 $93,430
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 160 2.45 $43.47 $90,430
Software Publishers 6,510 2.14 $43.22 $89,890
Other Financial Investment Activities 24,680 5.80 $42.47 $88,340


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 144,240 9.54 1.09 $37.54 $78,090
Texas 106,460 9.48 1.08 $36.16 $75,210
New York 97,620 11.08 1.26 $43.20 $89,850
Florida 72,900 9.51 1.08 $32.72 $68,060
Pennsylvania 54,350 9.61 1.09 $33.71 $70,120



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 10,540 15.62 1.78 $43.38 $90,220
Colorado 31,900 13.47 1.53 $35.59 $74,020
New York 97,620 11.08 1.26 $43.20 $89,850
Delaware 4,700 11.08 1.26 $35.71 $74,280
Massachusetts 36,340 10.94 1.24 $38.48 $80,030



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 10,540 15.62 1.78 $43.38 $90,220
New York 97,620 11.08 1.26 $43.20 $89,850
New Jersey 36,200 9.35 1.06 $40.46 $84,160
Maryland 25,900 10.13 1.15 $38.64 $80,360
Massachusetts 36,340 10.94 1.24 $38.48 $80,030




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 70,170 13.02 1.48 $46.51 $96,740
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 46,110 11.37 1.29 $36.68 $76,300
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 34,750 9.26 1.05 $35.71 $74,270
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 33,430 14.06 1.60 $41.96 $87,270
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 32,870 11.56 1.32 $39.99 $83,190
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 27,070 11.33 1.29 $37.98 $79,000
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 26,990 12.06 1.37 $37.39 $77,760
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 25,110 13.99 1.59 $39.60 $82,360
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 22,240 11.95 1.36 $37.07 $77,110
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 21,620 16.32 1.86 $37.01 $76,990