Accountant and Auditor Salary in Sector of Construction

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

Average Annual Salary of Accountants and Auditors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,020
25th Percentile Wage
$54,200
50th Percentile Wage
$67,620
75th Percentile Wage
$84,830
90th Percentile Wage
$109,380

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for accountants and auditors in the industry sector of construction. 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 $109,380. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $67,620. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid accountants and auditors is $44,020.

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 construction from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$67,620
1.05% 5.15%
2016
$66,910
0.54% -
2015
$66,550
1.59% -
2014
$65,490
1.11% -
2013
$64,760
0.96% -
2012
$64,140
- -

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

The average salaries of accountants and auditors in 22 industries in the construction 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 highway, street, and bridge construction industry with an annual salary $72,930. The lowest paying industry is the masonry contractors industry (annual salary $64,760). For detailed accountant and auditor salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$72,930
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$72,280
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
$71,260
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$70,690
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$70,460
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$69,700
Land Subdivision
$69,280
Roofing Contractors
$68,700
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$68,430
Building Equipment Contractors
$67,680
Nonresidential Building Construction
$67,650
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$67,570
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$67,300
Utility System Construction
$67,220
Specialty Trade Contractors
$67,200
Construction of Buildings
$67,160
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
$66,740
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$66,520
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$66,430
Residential Building Construction
$66,400
Building Finishing Contractors
$65,970
Masonry Contractors
$64,760

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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