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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
$41,810
25th Percentile Wage
$51,060
50th Percentile Wage
$62,570
75th Percentile Wage
$78,550
90th Percentile Wage
$98,170

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 $98,170. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $62,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid accountants and auditors is $41,810.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$62,570
2.14% 8.18%
2016
$61,230
2.29% -
2015
$59,830
1.12% -
2014
$59,160
1.79% -
2013
$58,100
1.12% -
2012
$57,450
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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 $71,220. The lowest paying industry is the psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals - state government owned industry (annual salary $47,770). 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
$71,220
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$69,910
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$69,530
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$67,550
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$66,290
Hospitals - Privately owned
$66,180
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$66,020
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$65,780
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$65,580
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$65,410
Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$65,000
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$64,080
Outpatient Care Centers
$64,060
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$63,780
Hospitals - Local government owned
$63,770
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$63,450
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$63,450
Offices of Physicians
$63,420
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$63,290
Offices of Dentists
$62,740
Home Health Care Services
$62,740
Hospitals - State government owned
$62,510
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$61,480
Ambulance Services
$61,290
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$61,260
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$61,160
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$60,410
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$59,550
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$59,550
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$59,260
Individual and Family Services
$59,210
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$59,190
Social Assistance
$58,890
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$58,750
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$58,490
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$58,200
Child Day Care Services
$57,810
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$57,230
Offices of Optometrists
$56,820
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$56,680
Other Residential Care Facilities
$56,480
Offices of Chiropractors
$56,290
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$47,770

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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