Accountant and Auditor Salary in Sector of Retail Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Accountants and Auditors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,330
25th Percentile Wage
$51,600
50th Percentile Wage
$65,800
75th Percentile Wage
$85,980
90th Percentile Wage
$112,080

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for accountants and auditors in the industry sector of retail 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 $112,080. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $65,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid accountants and auditors is $40,330.

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 retail trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201665,8001.46%2.19%
201564,840-0.12%-
201464,9201.14%-
201364,180-0.28%-
201264,360--

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

The average salaries of accountants and auditors in 41 industries in the retail 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 clothing stores industry with an annual salary $80,650. The lowest paying industry is the other general merchandise stores industry (annual salary $48,890). For detailed accountant and auditor salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Clothing Stores
$80,650
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
$76,290
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores
$72,860
Health and Personal Care Stores
$71,820
Health and Personal Care Stores
$71,820
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$71,050
Automobile Dealers
$69,850
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
$68,830
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
$67,580
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores
$67,290
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores
$67,230
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$66,640
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$66,640
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$66,150
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$65,690
Nonstore Retailers
$65,440
Building Material and Supplies Dealers
$64,740
Direct Selling Establishments
$64,590
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores
$64,450
Vending Machine Operators
$64,340
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
$64,110
Sporting Goods Stores
$63,700
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores
$63,600
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores
$63,450
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers
$63,330
Home Furnishings Stores
$62,650
Book Stores and News Dealers
$62,450
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores
$62,190
Furniture Stores
$61,710
Used Merchandise Stores
$61,010
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores
$60,940
Specialty Food Stores
$60,000
Food and Beverage Stores
$58,520
Florists
$58,210
Grocery Stores
$56,550
Gasoline Stations
$56,200
Gasoline Stations
$56,200
Shoe Stores
$51,510
Department Stores
$49,620
General Merchandise Stores
$49,070
Other General Merchandise Stores
$48,890

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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