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
$39,610
25th Percentile Wage
$48,070
50th Percentile Wage
$60,480
75th Percentile Wage
$76,830
90th Percentile Wage
$96,860

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 $96,860. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $60,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid accountants and auditors is $39,610.

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 educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201660,4801.69%7.32%
201559,4601.78%-
201458,4002.53%-
201356,9201.53%-
201256,050--

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 $68,480. The lowest paying industry is the technical and trade schools - state government owned industry (annual salary $47,440). 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
$68,480
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$66,340
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$66,010
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$65,590
Educational Support Services
$65,480
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$65,190
Educational Services - Privately owned
$64,250
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$64,050
Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$62,360
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$62,350
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$62,210
Other Schools and Instruction
$62,060
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$61,990
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$60,860
Educational Services - Local government owned
$60,850
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$60,840
Junior colleges - Privately owned
$60,750
Technical and Trade Schools
$60,610
Educational Services
$60,480
Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$59,720
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$59,370
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$58,660
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$56,510
Educational Services - State government owned
$56,320
Junior colleges - State government owned
$53,700
Technical and trade schools - Local government owned
$52,690
Technical and trade schools - State government owned
$47,440

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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