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.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
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 $111,580. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $66,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid accountants and auditors is $43,340.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of accountants and auditors in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
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 $71,040. The lowest paying industry is the other specialty trade contractors industry (annual salary $64,430). 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|| |
|Land Subdivision|| |
|Painting and Wall Covering Contractors|| |
|Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors|| |
|Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Nonresidential Building Construction|| |
|Other Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors|| |
|Construction of Buildings|| |
|Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction|| |
|Roofing Contractors|| |
|Utility System Construction|| |
|Building Finishing Contractors|| |
|Drywall and Insulation Contractors|| |
|Residential Building Construction|| |
|Masonry Contractors|| |
|Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors|| |
|Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors|| |
|Other Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 .