Accountant and Auditor Salary in Sector of Mining

The salary statistics of accountants and auditors in the industry sector of mining are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare accountant and auditor salaries in different industries within the mining sector.

Average Annual Salary of Accountants and Auditors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,220
25th Percentile Wage
$59,420
50th Percentile Wage
$79,160
75th Percentile Wage
$104,940
90th Percentile Wage
$143,070

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for accountants and auditors in the industry sector of mining. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) accountants and auditors is $143,070. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $79,160. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid accountants and auditors is $46,220.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201679,1604.17%12.08%
201575,8604.94%-
201472,1101.05%-
201371,3502.45%-
201269,600--

Compare Accountant and Auditor Salary in Different Industries within the Mining Sector

The average salaries of accountants and auditors in eight industries in the mining sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for accountant and auditor occupations is the oil and gas extraction industry with an annual salary $80,820. The lowest paying industry is the metal ore mining industry (annual salary $66,650). For detailed accountant and auditor salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Oil and Gas Extraction
$80,820
Oil and Gas Extraction
$80,820
Support Activities for Mining
$73,720
Support Activities for Mining
$73,720
Coal Mining
$72,330
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$70,520
Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$70,160
Metal Ore Mining
$66,650

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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