Accountant and Auditor Salary in Sector of Utilities

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

Average Annual Salary of Accountants and Auditors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,500
25th Percentile Wage
$62,040
50th Percentile Wage
$77,710
75th Percentile Wage
$96,810
90th Percentile Wage
$120,110

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for accountants and auditors in the industry sector of utilities. 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 $120,110. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $77,710. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid accountants and auditors is $51,500.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$77,710
2.73% 11.03%
2016
$75,590
1.85% -
2015
$74,190
1.90% -
2014
$72,780
2.06% -
2013
$71,280
3.00% -
2012
$69,140
- -

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

The average salaries of accountants and auditors in ten industries in the utilities 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 wind electric power generation industry with an annual salary $87,050. The lowest paying industry is the hydroelectric power generation industry (annual salary $66,310). For detailed accountant and auditor salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Wind Electric Power Generation
$87,050
Natural Gas Distribution
$85,260
Nuclear Electric Power Generation
$84,830
Other Electric Power Generation
$84,740
Utilities
$77,710
Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation
$76,350
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$75,730
Solar Electric Power Generation
$71,700
Water, Sewage and Other Systems
$66,930
Hydroelectric Power Generation
$66,310

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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