Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
1,168,330 0.6 % $34.86 $72,500 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.41 $24.20 $31.29 $41.41 $54.68
Annual Wage (2) $40,370 $50,340 $65,080 $86,130 $113,740


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 323,180 36.61 $37.17 $77,310
Management of Companies and Enterprises 86,980 4.08 $34.58 $71,920
Local Government (OES Designation) 42,840 0.78 $29.53 $61,410
State Government (OES Designation) 40,310 1.84 $27.83 $57,880
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 27,030 2.34 $38.00 $79,040

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 323,180 36.61 $37.17 $77,310
Other Financial Investment Activities 23,820 5.92 $42.38 $88,160
Other Investment Pools and Funds 410 5.21 $39.01 $81,130
Office Administrative Services 20,270 4.65 $36.25 $75,400
Management of Companies and Enterprises 86,980 4.08 $34.58 $71,920

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 7,050 1.59 $45.19 $94,000
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 70 1.03 $44.04 $91,610
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 23,330 1.16 $43.96 $91,440
Other Financial Investment Activities 23,820 5.92 $42.38 $88,160
Software Publishers 6,660 2.30 $41.70 $86,740


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 138,600 9.42 1.07 $37.22 $77,420
Texas 99,840 9.15 1.04 $35.39 $73,600
New York 99,750 11.55 1.31 $41.95 $87,260
Florida 72,810 9.77 1.11 $32.43 $67,450
Pennsylvania 54,180 9.65 1.09 $33.83 $70,380




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 11,140 16.73 1.90 $42.40 $88,200
Colorado 31,690 13.81 1.57 $34.67 $72,110
New York 99,750 11.55 1.31 $41.95 $87,260
Massachusetts 35,280 10.83 1.23 $37.32 $77,630
Virginia 39,280 10.82 1.23 $36.86 $76,670




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 11,140 16.73 1.90 $42.40 $88,200
New York 99,750 11.55 1.31 $41.95 $87,260
New Jersey 35,120 9.19 1.04 $40.35 $83,930
Maryland 26,950 10.63 1.21 $37.64 $78,300
Massachusetts 35,280 10.83 1.23 $37.32 $77,630





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 71,070 13.56 1.54 $44.94 $93,480
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 43,490 10.94 1.24 $37.55 $78,090
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 35,350 14.93 1.69 $40.82 $84,910
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 31,340 8.47 0.96 $35.80 $74,460
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 29,650 10.75 1.22 $38.74 $80,590
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 28,460 12.33 1.40 $36.56 $76,040
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 25,300 11.77 1.34 $37.07 $77,100
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 24,150 13.81 1.57 $38.28 $79,630
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 22,040 11.98 1.36 $37.58 $78,160
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 21,360 16.68 1.89 $35.95 $74,780