Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
1,246,540 0.6 % $36.89 $76,730 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.26 $25.60 $32.76 $43.59 $58.13
Annual Wage (2) $42,140 $53,240 $68,150 $90,670 $120,910


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 337,720 35.85 $39.04 $81,200
Management of Companies and Enterprises 96,600 4.20 $37.28 $77,550
Local Government (OES Designation) 43,760 0.81 $31.59 $65,700
State Government (OES Designation) 41,970 1.92 $29.35 $61,060
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 31,190 2.34 $38.72 $80,550

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 337,720 35.85 $39.04 $81,200
Other Investment Pools and Funds 380 6.57 $49.01 $101,950
Oil and Gas Extraction 10,820 5.97 $43.20 $89,860
Other Financial Investment Activities 24,030 5.26 $43.58 $90,640
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 250 5.17 $39.01 $81,140

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Investment Pools and Funds 380 6.57 $49.01 $101,950
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 150 3.25 $46.21 $96,120
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 22,830 1.13 $46.07 $95,810
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 8,620 1.93 $45.99 $95,660
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 160 1.45 $44.65 $92,880


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 147,320 9.23 1.04 $39.72 $82,620
Texas 118,320 10.07 1.13 $38.70 $80,490
New York 108,800 11.96 1.35 $44.85 $93,280
Florida 75,640 9.20 1.04 $33.22 $69,090
Pennsylvania 52,590 9.15 1.03 $35.34 $73,500




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 11,080 15.77 1.78 $44.81 $93,210
Colorado 34,150 13.62 1.53 $37.21 $77,400
Delaware 5,890 13.36 1.50 $37.43 $77,860
New York 108,800 11.96 1.35 $44.85 $93,280
South Dakota 4,540 10.89 1.23 $30.79 $64,040




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 108,800 11.96 1.35 $44.85 $93,280
District of Columbia 11,080 15.77 1.78 $44.81 $93,210
New Jersey 36,640 9.26 1.04 $42.76 $88,940
Virginia 40,220 10.69 1.20 $40.09 $83,380
California 147,320 9.23 1.04 $39.72 $82,620





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 90,790 13.78 1.55 $47.35 $98,480
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 45,240 10.72 1.21 $39.80 $82,780
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 37,990 12.94 1.46 $43.22 $89,900
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 37,170 10.22 1.15 $38.36 $79,790
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 33,500 13.45 1.51 $43.80 $91,100
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 30,570 12.58 1.42 $39.09 $81,310
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 27,500 10.77 1.21 $38.02 $79,070
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 24,450 13.56 1.53 $40.99 $85,250
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 22,910 16.18 1.82 $38.63 $80,360
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 22,310 11.68 1.32 $34.88 $72,550