Accountant and Auditor Salary in Sector of Wholesale Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Accountants and Auditors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,290
25th Percentile Wage
$54,320
50th Percentile Wage
$69,460
75th Percentile Wage
$91,010
90th Percentile Wage
$119,210

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for accountants and auditors in the industry sector of wholesale trade. 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 $119,210. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $69,460. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid accountants and auditors is $43,290.

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 wholesale trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201669,4601.66%6.75%
201568,3101.76%-
201467,1101.80%-
201365,9001.71%-
201264,770--

Compare Accountant and Auditor Salary in Different Industries within the Wholesale Trade Sector

The average salaries of accountants and auditors in 23 industries in the wholesale trade 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 chemical and allied products merchant wholesalers industry with an annual salary $76,190. The lowest paying industry is the farm product raw material merchant wholesalers industry (annual salary $59,300). For detailed accountant and auditor salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$76,190
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers
$74,190
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers
$73,200
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers
$71,920
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$71,660
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$70,660
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers
$70,620
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers
$69,860
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$69,850
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$69,820
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$69,410
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$69,410
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$69,380
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$69,270
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$69,170
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$68,920
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
$68,660
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers
$67,580
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$66,590
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers
$64,960
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
$64,590
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$63,590
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers
$59,300

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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