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 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,150
25th Percentile Wage
$50,500
50th Percentile Wage
$62,970
75th Percentile Wage
$81,620
90th Percentile Wage
$104,020

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 $104,020. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,150.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of accountants and auditors from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$62,970
1.72% 7.46%
2016
$61,890
1.26% -
2015
$61,110
0.05% -
2014
$61,080
3.59% -
2013
$58,890
1.05% -
2012
$58,270
- -

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 $56,580 to $68,990. The highest paying area for accountants and auditors in Alabama is Huntsville with a median annual salary of $68,990. The second highest paying city/area in Alabama State is Birmingham-Hoover (mean annual salary $67,620). The lowest paying area is Anniston-Oxford with a median annual salary of $56,580.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Huntsville
$68,990
Birmingham-Hoover
$67,620
Gadsden
$62,350
Tuscaloosa
$61,700
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$61,630
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$60,980
Decatur
$60,860
Florence-Muscle Shoals
$60,170
Montgomery
$59,990
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$59,540
Auburn-Opelika
$59,350
Dothan
$57,680
Mobile
$57,440
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$56,880
Anniston-Oxford
$56,580




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