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
$43,340
25th Percentile Wage
$53,580
50th Percentile Wage
$66,910
75th Percentile Wage
$86,070
90th Percentile Wage
$111,580

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.

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 construction from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201666,9100.54%4.14%
201566,5501.59%-
201465,4901.11%-
201364,7600.96%-
201264,140--

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 $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
$71,040
Land Subdivision
$70,360
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
$69,690
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$69,340
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$68,890
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$68,530
Building Equipment Contractors
$67,980
Nonresidential Building Construction
$67,780
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$67,670
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$67,250
Construction of Buildings
$66,540
Specialty Trade Contractors
$66,480
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$66,230
Roofing Contractors
$66,180
Utility System Construction
$66,100
Building Finishing Contractors
$66,030
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$65,520
Residential Building Construction
$64,920
Masonry Contractors
$64,730
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
$64,520
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$64,510
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$64,430

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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