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Accountant and Auditor Salary in Sector of Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

The salary statistics of accountants and auditors in the industry sector of administrative and support and waste management and remediation services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare accountant and auditor salaries in different industries within the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Accountants and Auditors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,810
25th Percentile Wage
$51,470
50th Percentile Wage
$65,590
75th Percentile Wage
$87,820
90th Percentile Wage
$117,830

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for accountants and auditors in the industry sector of administrative and support and waste management and remediation services. 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 $117,830. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $65,590. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid accountants and auditors is $40,810.

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 administrative and support and waste management and remediation services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201665,5900.52%4.88%
201565,2501.30%-
201464,400-1.07%-
201365,0904.15%-
201262,390--

Compare Accountant and Auditor Salary in Different Industries within the Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Sector

The average salaries of accountants and auditors in 19 industries in the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services 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 waste treatment and disposal industry with an annual salary $72,870. The lowest paying industry is the telephone call centers industry (annual salary $61,520). For detailed accountant and auditor salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Waste Treatment and Disposal
$72,870
Exterminating and Pest Control Services
$71,640
Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services
$70,230
Investigation and Security Services
$68,700
Waste Management and Remediation Services
$68,600
Office Administrative Services
$68,390
Security Systems Services
$67,840
Waste Collection
$67,330
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services
$65,680
Administrative and Support Services
$65,450
Travel Agencies
$65,230
Services to Buildings and Dwellings
$64,400
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services
$64,140
Employment Services
$63,840
Facilities Support Services
$63,250
Business Support Services
$63,190
Landscaping Services
$62,380
Other Support Services
$62,160
Telephone Call Centers
$61,520

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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