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
$43,760
25th Percentile Wage
$54,380
50th Percentile Wage
$69,040
75th Percentile Wage
$88,260
90th Percentile Wage
$111,670

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
201669,0401.48%5.42%
201568,0200.82%-
201467,4601.60%-
201366,3801.63%-
201265,300--

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
$92,210
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$83,290
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$76,200
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$75,870
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$75,570
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$75,550
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$75,090
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing
$73,550
Footwear Manufacturing
$73,420
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$72,320
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$71,910
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$71,840
Textile Furnishings Mills
$71,830
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$71,720
Chemical Manufacturing
$71,720
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$71,330
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging
$71,300
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$71,040
Beverage Manufacturing
$71,030
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
$70,950
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$70,860
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$70,840
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$70,630
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$70,430
Fabric Mills
$70,110
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$70,090
Paper Manufacturing
$69,760
Forging and Stamping
$69,740
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$69,710
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$69,650
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$69,460
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$69,370
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
$69,350
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$69,260
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$69,010
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$68,930
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$68,690
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$68,680
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
$68,570
Machinery Manufacturing
$68,520
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$68,480
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$68,450
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$68,370
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$68,360
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$68,260
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
$68,260
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
$68,100
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$68,080
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$68,070
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
$67,970
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$67,730
Grain and Oilseed Milling
$67,720
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$67,590
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$67,590
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$67,560
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$67,520
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$67,220
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$67,190
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$67,130
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$67,090
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
$66,980
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$66,930
Machine Shops
$66,880
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$66,820
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$66,540
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$66,460
Other Food Manufacturing
$66,430
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
$66,320
Household Appliance Manufacturing
$66,180
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing
$66,100
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$65,950
Apparel Manufacturing
$65,880
Food Manufacturing
$65,860
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
$65,810
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing
$65,790
Rubber Product Manufacturing
$65,780
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
$65,720
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$65,590
Textile Product Mills
$65,520
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
$65,440
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
$65,330
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$65,270
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$65,150
Textile Mills
$65,090
Hardware Manufacturing
$65,070
Tobacco Manufacturing
$65,070
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$65,060
Apparel Knitting Mills
$64,710
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$64,570
Foundries
$64,430
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing
$64,180
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$64,090
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$63,610
Other Textile Product Mills
$63,510
Ship and Boat Building
$63,040
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$62,930
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills
$62,860
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$62,660
Animal Food Manufacturing
$62,420
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$62,360
Wood Product Manufacturing
$62,260
Printing and Related Support Activities
$62,180
Printing and Related Support Activities
$62,180
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
$61,870
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
$61,260
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills
$60,660
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
$59,660
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
$59,640
Sawmills and Wood Preservation
$59,460
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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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