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Accountant and Auditor Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

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

Average Annual Salary of Accountants and Auditors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,010
25th Percentile Wage
$49,680
50th Percentile Wage
$61,230
75th Percentile Wage
$77,200
90th Percentile Wage
$96,890

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for accountants and auditors in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 $96,890. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $61,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid accountants and auditors is $41,010.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201661,2302.29%6.17%
201559,8301.12%-
201459,1601.79%-
201358,1001.12%-
201257,450--

Compare Accountant and Auditor Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of accountants and auditors in 43 industries in the health care and social assistance 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 specialty hospitals - privately owned industry with an annual salary $69,740. The lowest paying industry is the psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals - state government owned industry (annual salary $45,780). For detailed accountant and auditor salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$69,740
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$68,020
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$67,590
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$66,380
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$65,480
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$65,370
Hospitals - Privately owned
$64,220
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$64,020
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$63,900
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$63,750
Offices of Dentists
$63,280
Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$63,020
Outpatient Care Centers
$62,510
Hospitals - Local government owned
$62,480
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$62,460
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$62,460
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$62,280
Home Health Care Services
$61,940
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$61,890
Offices of Physicians
$61,420
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$61,420
Hospitals - State government owned
$61,170
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$60,030
Ambulance Services
$59,720
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$59,710
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$59,430
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$59,250
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$58,450
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$58,340
Offices of Optometrists
$58,330
Other Residential Care Facilities
$58,270
Individual and Family Services
$58,040
Social Assistance
$57,830
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$57,560
Child Day Care Services
$57,140
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$56,960
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$56,480
Offices of Chiropractors
$56,310
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$56,070
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$55,660
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$55,370
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$55,130
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$45,780

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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