Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
1,259,930 0.7 % $37.89 $78,820 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.99 $26.48 $33.89 $44.67 $59.06
Annual Wage (2) $43,650 $55,070 $70,500 $92,910 $122,840


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 325,930 33.97 $40.25 $83,710
Management of Companies and Enterprises 97,500 4.11 $38.47 $80,020
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 46,170 0.84 $32.70 $68,030
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 41,520 1.91 $30.73 $63,920
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 40,370 2.80 $39.62 $82,410

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 325,930 33.97 $40.25 $83,710
Oil and Gas Extraction 8,520 6.03 $42.39 $88,180
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 300 5.42 $39.82 $82,820
Management of Companies and Enterprises 97,500 4.11 $38.47 $80,020
Other Investment Pools and Funds 330 3.91 $46.53 $96,770

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 90 0.04 $52.52 $109,250
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 22,390 1.12 $48.12 $100,080
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 30,140 3.24 $46.64 $97,000
Other Investment Pools and Funds 330 3.91 $46.53 $96,770
Other Pipeline Transportation 170 1.89 $45.00 $93,590


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 148,600 8.74 1.00 $40.59 $84,430
Texas 115,270 9.52 1.09 $38.56 $80,200
New York 110,780 11.80 1.36 $46.30 $96,300
Florida 71,940 8.36 0.96 $34.51 $71,790
Illinois 53,280 8.89 1.02 $38.97 $81,060




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 10,590 14.87 1.71 $47.18 $98,130
Colorado 36,290 13.85 1.59 $39.58 $82,320
Delaware 5,600 12.48 1.43 $37.56 $78,120
New York 110,780 11.80 1.36 $46.30 $96,300
Virginia 41,230 10.76 1.24 $41.17 $85,640




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 10,590 14.87 1.71 $47.18 $98,130
New York 110,780 11.80 1.36 $46.30 $96,300
New Jersey 37,370 9.23 1.06 $43.46 $90,400
Virginia 41,230 10.76 1.24 $41.17 $85,640
Connecticut 14,550 8.77 1.01 $40.81 $84,890





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 117,620 12.38 1.42 $48.03 $99,900
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 61,520 10.05 1.15 $40.70 $84,650
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 45,100 9.72 1.12 $40.28 $83,790
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 40,630 12.96 1.49 $44.80 $93,180
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 39,940 11.19 1.29 $39.58 $82,320
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 33,670 11.29 1.30 $41.44 $86,190
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 30,680 11.12 1.28 $39.82 $82,830
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 29,390 10.32 1.19 $39.64 $82,450
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 28,160 10.50 1.21 $37.70 $78,420
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 26,730 11.05 1.27 $44.54 $92,630