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
$40,920
25th Percentile Wage
$51,930
50th Percentile Wage
$65,840
75th Percentile Wage
$85,830
90th Percentile Wage
$112,370

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 $112,370. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $65,840. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid accountants and auditors is $40,920.

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 retail trade from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$65,840
0.06% 2.25%
2016
$65,800
1.46% -
2015
$64,840
-0.12% -
2014
$64,920
1.14% -
2013
$64,180
-0.28% -
2012
$64,360
- -

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

The average salaries of accountants and auditors in 43 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 $81,810. The lowest paying industry is the general merchandise stores industry (annual salary $48,820). For detailed accountant and auditor salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Clothing Stores
$81,810
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
$74,350
Health and Personal Care Stores
$71,950
Health and Personal Care Stores
$71,950
Automobile Dealers
$69,590
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
$68,580
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$67,640
Direct Selling Establishments
$67,470
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$67,450
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores
$67,230
Nonstore Retailers
$67,110
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
$66,860
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores
$65,180
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$64,520
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$64,520
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers
$64,380
Building Material and Supplies Dealers
$63,710
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$63,600
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
$63,590
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores
$63,080
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores
$62,860
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$62,260
Book Stores and News Dealers
$61,810
Furniture Stores
$61,730
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores
$61,560
Home Furnishings Stores
$61,380
Used Merchandise Stores
$61,010
Food and Beverage Stores
$60,790
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores
$60,510
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores
$60,270
Food and Beverage Stores
$60,240
Specialty Food Stores
$60,000
Sporting Goods Stores
$59,630
Vending Machine Operators
$59,270
Florists
$58,410
Grocery Stores
$56,550
Shoe Stores
$52,170
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores
$51,760
Gasoline Stations
$51,140
Gasoline Stations
$51,140
Department Stores
$49,620
Other General Merchandise Stores
$48,890
General Merchandise Stores
$48,820

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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