Accountant and Auditor Salary Information in Georgia

The average annual and hourly salaries for accountants and auditors in the state of Georgia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of accountants and auditors amongst Georgia cities 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 Georgia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,860
25th Percentile Wage
$53,650
50th Percentile Wage
$68,990
75th Percentile Wage
$90,720
90th Percentile Wage
$120,570

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for accountants and auditors in Georgia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $120,570. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $68,990. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,860.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20.12
25th Percentile Wage
$25.79
50th Percentile Wage
$33.17
75th Percentile Wage
$43.61
90th Percentile Wage
$57.97

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for accountants and auditors in Georgia in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $57.97. The median hourly salary is $33.17. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.12.

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
201668,990-0.10%6.48%
201569,0600.35%-
201468,8203.95%-
201366,1002.39%-
201264,520--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of accountants and auditors in some Georgia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of accountants and auditors in state of Georgia ranges from $53,500 to $71,720. The highest paying area for accountants and auditors in Georgia is Warner Robins with a median annual salary of $71,720. The second highest paying city/area in Georgia State is Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta (mean annual salary $71,260). The lowest paying area is Athens-Clarke County with a median annual salary of $53,500.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Warner Robins
$71,720
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta
$71,260
Savannah
$64,900
Macon
$63,570
Gainesville
$62,650
Columbus
$62,580
Dalton
$61,180
Rome
$61,150
Hinesville-Fort Stewart
$61,090
Brunswick
$60,870
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$60,060
Albany
$59,400
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$57,650
Valdosta
$56,180
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$55,600
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$55,490
Athens-Clarke County
$53,500



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