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
$46,680
25th Percentile Wage
$57,840
50th Percentile Wage
$74,900
75th Percentile Wage
$99,620
90th Percentile Wage
$129,680

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 $129,680. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $74,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid accountants and auditors is $46,680.

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 information from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201674,900-0.51%7.40%
201575,2801.12%-
201474,4402.92%-
201372,2704.03%-
201269,360--

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 motion picture and video industries industry with an annual salary $80,290. The lowest paying industry is the motion picture and video exhibition industry (annual salary $56,020). For detailed accountant and auditor salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Motion Picture and Video Industries
$80,290
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$80,150
Software Publishers
$79,200
Satellite Telecommunications
$78,760
Other Information Services
$78,420
Other Information Services
$78,420
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$76,600
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$76,000
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$74,740
Telecommunications
$74,480
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$73,850
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$72,960
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$72,960
Television Broadcasting
$72,220
Sound Recording Industries
$71,610
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$71,530
Radio and Television Broadcasting
$69,600
Other Telecommunications
$69,340
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$66,420
Radio Broadcasting
$64,290
Newspaper Publishers
$62,170
Motion Picture and Video Exhibition
$56,020

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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