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
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 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 $111,670. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $69,040. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid accountants and auditors is $43,760.

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 manufacturing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth

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

The average salaries of accountants and auditors in 111 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 manufacturing and reproducing magnetic and optical media industry with an annual salary $92,210. 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
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing
Footwear Manufacturing
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
Textile Furnishings Mills
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
Chemical Manufacturing
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
Beverage Manufacturing
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
Fabric Mills
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
Paper Manufacturing
Forging and Stamping
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
Machinery Manufacturing
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
Dairy Product Manufacturing
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
Plastics Product Manufacturing
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
Grain and Oilseed Milling
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Machine Shops
Primary Metal Manufacturing
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
Other Food Manufacturing
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
Household Appliance Manufacturing
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Apparel Manufacturing
Food Manufacturing
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing
Rubber Product Manufacturing
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
Textile Product Mills
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
Textile Mills
Hardware Manufacturing
Tobacco Manufacturing
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Apparel Knitting Mills
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
Other Textile Product Mills
Ship and Boat Building
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
Animal Food Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
Wood Product Manufacturing
Printing and Related Support Activities
Printing and Related Support Activities
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
Sawmills and Wood Preservation
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing

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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