Accountant and Auditor Salary Information in Alabama

The average annual and hourly salaries for accountants and auditors in the state of Alabama are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of accountants and auditors among Alabama metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Accountants and Auditors in Alabama

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,120
25th Percentile Wage
$49,010
50th Percentile Wage
$61,890
75th Percentile Wage
$79,420
90th Percentile Wage
$100,990

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for accountants and auditors in Alabama in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $100,990. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $61,890. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,120.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19.29
25th Percentile Wage
$23.56
50th Percentile Wage
$29.75
75th Percentile Wage
$38.18
90th Percentile Wage
$48.55

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for accountants and auditors in Alabama in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $48.55. The median hourly salary is $29.75. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19.29.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of accountants and auditors from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201661,8901.26%5.85%
201561,1100.05%-
201461,0803.59%-
201358,8901.05%-
201258,270--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Accountants and Auditors in Alabama Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of accountants and auditors in some Alabama cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of accountants and auditors in state of Alabama ranges from $51,240 to $68,810. The highest paying area for accountants and auditors in Alabama is Huntsville with a median annual salary of $68,810. The second highest paying city/area in Alabama State is Birmingham-Hoover (mean annual salary $66,090). The lowest paying area is Auburn-Opelika with a median annual salary of $51,240.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Huntsville
$68,810
Birmingham-Hoover
$66,090
Tuscaloosa
$61,080
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$60,800
Dothan
$60,490
Decatur
$60,470
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$59,680
Montgomery
$59,110
Mobile
$58,230
Anniston-Oxford
$57,980
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$57,160
Gadsden
$57,050
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$54,970
Florence-Muscle Shoals
$52,850
Auburn-Opelika
$51,240


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