Accountant and Auditor Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

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

Average Annual Salary of Accountants and Auditors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,820
25th Percentile Wage
$55,480
50th Percentile Wage
$69,700
75th Percentile Wage
$88,430
90th Percentile Wage
$111,490

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for accountants and auditors in the industry sector of manufacturing. 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 $111,490. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $69,700. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid accountants and auditors is $44,820.

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 manufacturing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$69,700
0.95% 6.31%
2016
$69,040
1.48% -
2015
$68,020
0.82% -
2014
$67,460
1.60% -
2013
$66,380
1.63% -
2012
$65,300
- -

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

The average salaries of accountants and auditors in 117 industries in the manufacturing 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 aerospace product and parts manufacturing industry with an annual salary $76,930. The lowest paying industry is the wood kitchen cabinet and countertop manufacturing industry (annual salary $59,010). For detailed accountant and auditor salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$76,930
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$76,560
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$75,870
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$75,550
Footwear Manufacturing
$75,540
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$75,190
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$74,620
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$74,380
Chemical Manufacturing
$73,600
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing
$73,550
Chemical Manufacturing
$73,350
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$73,280
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging
$72,820
Chemical Manufacturing
$72,750
Beverage Manufacturing
$72,380
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$71,960
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$71,910
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$71,840
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$71,330
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$70,930
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$70,880
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$70,860
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
$70,780
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$70,750
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
$70,600
Machinery Manufacturing
$70,510
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$70,450
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$70,430
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$70,430
Other Food Manufacturing
$70,370
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$70,250
Textile Furnishings Mills
$70,170
Machinery Manufacturing
$70,170
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$70,020
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
$70,000
Paper Manufacturing
$69,880
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
$69,860
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$69,780
Forging and Stamping
$69,740
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$69,710
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$69,650
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$69,590
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
$69,540
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$69,420
Apparel Knitting Mills
$69,370
Apparel Manufacturing
$69,320
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$69,260
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$69,260
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$69,020
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$68,940
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$68,880
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$68,760
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
$68,710
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$68,560
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$68,480
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$68,340
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
$68,260
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$68,230
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$68,230
Fabric Mills
$68,210
Textile Product Mills
$68,080
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$68,070
Machine Shops
$67,990
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
$67,970
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$67,950
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$67,890
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing
$67,840
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$67,820
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$67,720
Rubber Product Manufacturing
$67,410
Food Manufacturing
$67,210
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$67,190
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$67,130
Textile Mills
$67,120
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$67,090
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$67,090
Foundries
$67,050
Other Textile Product Mills
$66,970
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$66,880
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$66,880
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$66,710
Household Appliance Manufacturing
$66,630
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$66,540
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
$66,530
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills
$66,340
Ship and Boat Building
$65,930
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
$65,850
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
$65,810
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
$65,720
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$65,590
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
$65,440
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills
$65,390
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$65,270
Grain and Oilseed Milling
$65,160
Hardware Manufacturing
$65,070
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$65,010
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$64,640
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$64,560
Wood Product Manufacturing
$64,470
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$64,340
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$64,090
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$63,880
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing
$63,870
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$63,540
Printing and Related Support Activities
$63,270
Printing and Related Support Activities
$63,270
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$63,240
Sawmills and Wood Preservation
$62,710
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$62,450
Animal Food Manufacturing
$62,180
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
$61,740
Tobacco Manufacturing
$61,480
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing
$61,340
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
$59,850
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
$59,660
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
$59,360
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing
$59,010

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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