Accountant and Auditor Salary in Sector of Information

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

Average Annual Salary of Accountants and Auditors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,960
25th Percentile Wage
$58,960
50th Percentile Wage
$75,860
75th Percentile Wage
$100,250
90th Percentile Wage
$130,850

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for accountants and auditors in the industry sector of information. 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 $130,850. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $75,860. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid accountants and auditors is $47,960.

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 information from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$75,860
1.27% 8.57%
2016
$74,900
-0.51% -
2015
$75,280
1.12% -
2014
$74,440
2.92% -
2013
$72,270
4.03% -
2012
$69,360
- -

Compare Accountant and Auditor Salary in Different Industries within the Information Sector

The average salaries of accountants and auditors in 22 industries in the information 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 cable and other subscription programming industry with an annual salary $79,730. The lowest paying industry is the newspaper publishers industry (annual salary $66,050). For detailed accountant and auditor salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$79,730
Software Publishers
$78,970
Satellite Telecommunications
$78,760
Other Information Services
$78,630
Other Information Services
$78,630
Motion Picture and Video Industries
$78,320
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$77,750
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$76,600
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$75,630
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$75,630
Television Broadcasting
$75,590
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$75,310
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$74,740
Telecommunications
$74,640
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$74,630
Radio and Television Broadcasting
$73,540
Motion Picture and Video Exhibition
$71,670
Sound Recording Industries
$71,610
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$70,370
Other Telecommunications
$69,340
Radio Broadcasting
$68,170
Newspaper Publishers
$66,050

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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