Accountant and Auditor Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Accountants and Auditors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,690
25th Percentile Wage
$49,250
50th Percentile Wage
$61,440
75th Percentile Wage
$77,510
90th Percentile Wage
$97,330

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for accountants and auditors in the industry sector of educational 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 $97,330. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $61,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid accountants and auditors is $40,690.

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 educational services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$61,440
1.56% 8.77%
2016
$60,480
1.69% -
2015
$59,460
1.78% -
2014
$58,400
2.53% -
2013
$56,920
1.53% -
2012
$56,050
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Compare Accountant and Auditor Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of accountants and auditors in 27 industries in the educational 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 educational support services - local government owned industry with an annual salary $68,140. The lowest paying industry is the technical and trade schools - state government owned industry (annual salary $46,670). For detailed accountant and auditor salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$68,140
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$66,610
Educational Support Services
$66,560
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$66,460
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$65,930
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$65,890
Educational Services - Privately owned
$64,940
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$64,670
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$63,710
Junior colleges - Privately owned
$63,570
Other Schools and Instruction
$63,180
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$62,710
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$62,330
Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$61,830
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$61,710
Educational Services - Local government owned
$61,590
Educational Services
$61,440
Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$60,580
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$60,430
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$60,100
Technical and Trade Schools
$59,540
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$58,070
Educational Services - State government owned
$57,810
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$56,700
Junior colleges - State government owned
$55,100
Technical and trade schools - Local government owned
$52,690
Technical and trade schools - State government owned
$46,670

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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