Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
1,226,910 0.6 % $36.19 $75,280 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.90 $25.04 $32.30 $43.04 $57.18
Annual Wage (2) $41,400 $52,090 $67,190 $89,520 $118,930


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 336,070 36.36 $38.16 $79,370
Management of Companies and Enterprises 94,400 4.18 $36.40 $75,710
Local Government (OES Designation) 42,580 0.79 $30.95 $64,370
State Government (OES Designation) 41,100 1.87 $28.98 $60,270
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 27,150 2.18 $38.36 $79,780

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 336,070 36.36 $38.16 $79,370
Other Financial Investment Activities 25,500 5.78 $42.81 $89,050
Other Investment Pools and Funds 390 5.34 $41.51 $86,350
Oil and Gas Extraction 9,930 5.13 $42.83 $89,090
Management of Companies and Enterprises 94,400 4.18 $36.40 $75,710

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 7,920 1.77 $45.93 $95,540
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 22,830 1.15 $45.44 $94,520
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 140 2.80 $44.74 $93,050
Software Publishers 6,670 2.04 $44.32 $92,190
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media 330 2.10 $43.52 $90,520


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 144,540 9.33 1.05 $38.88 $80,860
Texas 117,130 10.12 1.14 $37.73 $78,490
New York 101,920 11.34 1.27 $44.05 $91,630
Florida 75,280 9.50 1.07 $33.05 $68,750
Pennsylvania 55,110 9.65 1.08 $34.61 $72,000



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 10,860 16.07 1.81 $44.71 $93,000
Colorado 33,830 13.80 1.55 $35.91 $74,700
Delaware 5,580 12.85 1.44 $37.77 $78,560
New York 101,920 11.34 1.27 $44.05 $91,630
Virginia 39,670 10.77 1.21 $38.74 $80,580



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 10,860 16.07 1.81 $44.71 $93,000
New York 101,920 11.34 1.27 $44.05 $91,630
New Jersey 37,430 9.58 1.08 $41.72 $86,770
Massachusetts 35,020 10.31 1.16 $39.68 $82,540
Alaska 2,350 7.19 0.81 $38.93 $80,980




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 83,460 12.88 1.45 $46.43 $96,570
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 42,390 10.33 1.16 $37.94 $78,910
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 37,470 12.79 1.44 $41.91 $87,170
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 34,240 9.59 1.08 $35.11 $73,020
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 33,650 13.92 1.56 $43.03 $89,510
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 29,910 12.84 1.44 $38.66 $80,410
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 28,660 11.55 1.30 $38.06 $79,170
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 23,360 13.26 1.49 $41.34 $85,980
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 23,250 16.92 1.90 $36.90 $76,750
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 21,750 11.57 1.30 $34.30 $71,340