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 $111,490. 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
0.95% 6.31%
1.48% -
0.82% -
1.60% -
1.63% -
- -

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
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
Footwear Manufacturing
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging
Chemical Manufacturing
Beverage Manufacturing
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
Machinery Manufacturing
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
Other Food Manufacturing
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
Textile Furnishings Mills
Machinery Manufacturing
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
Paper Manufacturing
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
Forging and Stamping
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
Apparel Knitting Mills
Apparel Manufacturing
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
Primary Metal Manufacturing
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
Dairy Product Manufacturing
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Fabric Mills
Textile Product Mills
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Machine Shops
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Plastics Product Manufacturing
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Rubber Product Manufacturing
Food Manufacturing
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
Textile Mills
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
Other Textile Product Mills
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
Household Appliance Manufacturing
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills
Ship and Boat Building
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
Grain and Oilseed Milling
Hardware Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
Wood Product Manufacturing
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
Printing and Related Support Activities
Printing and Related Support Activities
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
Sawmills and Wood Preservation
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Animal Food Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
Tobacco Manufacturing
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].


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