Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
1,241,000 0.7 % $37.46 $77,920 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.68 $26.08 $33.34 $44.12 $58.76
Annual Wage (2) $43,020 $54,250 $69,350 $91,770 $122,220


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 323,140 34.51 $39.90 $83,000
Management of Companies and Enterprises 97,010 4.17 $37.82 $78,670
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 44,830 0.82 $32.19 $66,950
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 42,100 1.93 $29.87 $62,140
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 36,060 2.63 $38.86 $80,840

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 323,140 34.51 $39.90 $83,000
Other Investment Pools and Funds 440 6.16 $42.22 $87,820
Oil and Gas Extraction 8,010 5.91 $42.79 $89,010
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 190 4.20 $34.08 $70,880
Management of Companies and Enterprises 97,010 4.17 $37.82 $78,670

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Pipeline Transportation 140 1.74 $47.31 $98,400
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 22,740 1.12 $47.26 $98,300
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 30,970 3.38 $45.47 $94,570
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil (8) (8) $43.83 $91,170
Natural Gas Distribution 2,100 1.86 $43.74 $90,980


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 143,670 8.61 0.99 $40.16 $83,540
Texas 116,000 9.76 1.12 $39.10 $81,330
New York 108,130 11.74 1.35 $45.88 $95,430
Florida 73,910 8.78 1.01 $33.68 $70,050
Pennsylvania 52,150 9.02 1.04 $35.93 $74,730




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 15.33 1.76 $46.58 $96,880
Colorado 34,540 13.52 1.55 $38.12 $79,300
Delaware 5,660 12.78 1.47 $38.10 $79,250
New York 108,130 11.74 1.35 $45.88 $95,430
South Dakota 4,410 10.52 1.21 $31.47 $65,460




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 15.33 1.76 $46.58 $96,880
New York 108,130 11.74 1.35 $45.88 $95,430
New Jersey 37,110 9.26 1.06 $43.94 $91,400
Virginia 38,330 10.11 1.16 $40.74 $84,740
California 143,670 8.61 0.99 $40.16 $83,540



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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 90,050 13.45 1.55 $48.81 $101,520
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 42,940 9.69 1.11 $40.42 $84,070
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 36,280 9.90 1.14 $39.74 $82,660
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 34,290 11.70 1.34 $42.92 $89,270
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 32,880 13.20 1.52 $39.94 $83,080
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 31,620 12.55 1.44 $45.14 $93,900
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 28,690 10.95 1.26 $37.20 $77,370
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 24,040 13.06 1.50 $39.62 $82,410
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 22,930 15.89 1.83 $39.25 $81,650
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 19,240 9.96 1.14 $35.44 $73,710