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Accountant and Auditor Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

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

Average Annual Salary of Accountants and Auditors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,630
25th Percentile Wage
$47,050
50th Percentile Wage
$60,370
75th Percentile Wage
$79,370
90th Percentile Wage
$104,240

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for accountants and auditors in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation. 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 $104,240. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $60,370. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid accountants and auditors is $37,630.

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 arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201660,3701.49%3.79%
201559,4701.58%-
201458,530-0.26%-
201358,6801.02%-
201258,080--

Compare Accountant and Auditor Salary in Different Industries within the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sector

The average salaries of accountants and auditors in 14 industries in the arts, entertainment, and recreation 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 independent artists, writers, and performers industry with an annual salary $79,010. The lowest paying industry is the gambling industries industry (annual salary $53,960). For detailed accountant and auditor salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$79,010
Amusement Parks and Arcades
$72,400
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$67,040
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures
$65,160
Spectator Sports
$63,370
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$63,000
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$62,210
Performing Arts Companies
$60,600
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$59,900
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$59,900
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$58,480
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$58,270
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
$57,140
Gambling Industries
$53,960

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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