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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
1,280,700 0.6 % $38.23 $79,520 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $21.39 $26.88 $34.40 $45.36 $59.83
Annual Wage (2) $44,480 $55,900 $71,550 $94,340 $124,450


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 326,810 33.41 $40.12 $83,460
Management of Companies and Enterprises 98,100 3.98 $38.76 $80,620
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 46,900 0.85 $33.26 $69,180
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 42,040 2.82 $39.29 $81,730
Real Estate 36,670 2.20 $37.42 $77,830

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 326,810 33.41 $40.12 $83,460
Oil and Gas Extraction 8,400 5.94 $42.33 $88,050
Other Investment Pools and Funds 520 5.38 $39.94 $83,070
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 270 4.45 $39.17 $81,480
Management of Companies and Enterprises 98,100 3.98 $38.76 $80,620

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
School and Employee Bus Transportation 120 0.06 $50.05 $104,110
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) (8) (8) $48.20 $100,260
Inland Water Transportation 60 0.21 $48.09 $100,020
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 30,080 3.20 $47.88 $99,580
Other Information Services 4,580 1.41 $45.21 $94,030


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 148,500 8.54 0.98 $40.34 $83,910
Texas 114,410 9.20 1.06 $38.15 $79,360
New York 112,030 11.76 1.35 $47.43 $98,650
Florida 71,520 8.13 0.93 $34.92 $72,630
Illinois 51,740 8.59 0.98 $37.33 $77,640




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 10,660 14.73 1.69 $49.97 $103,930
Colorado 37,180 13.88 1.59 $39.87 $82,930
New York 112,030 11.76 1.35 $47.43 $98,650
South Dakota 4,740 11.15 1.28 $32.44 $67,470
Delaware 4,950 10.95 1.26 $38.47 $80,010




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 10,660 14.73 1.69 $49.97 $103,930
New York 112,030 11.76 1.35 $47.43 $98,650
New Jersey 39,820 9.74 1.12 $44.21 $91,960
Virginia 42,200 10.88 1.25 $41.21 $85,720
California 148,500 8.54 0.98 $40.34 $83,910





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 120,490 12.48 1.43 $49.08 $102,090
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 60,610 9.71 1.11 $39.09 $81,310
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 43,820 9.37 1.07 $38.16 $79,370
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 41,370 13.01 1.49 $45.95 $95,570
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 40,620 11.11 1.27 $39.65 $82,480
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 32,120 10.52 1.21 $40.07 $83,350
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 29,820 10.66 1.22 $41.02 $85,310
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 29,810 10.36 1.19 $40.67 $84,590
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 27,560 10.05 1.15 $40.08 $83,380
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 26,340 9.97 1.14 $37.70 $78,420