National » Business and Financial Operations » Accountants and Auditors » Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

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
$38,970
25th Percentile Wage
$48,590
50th Percentile Wage
$62,000
75th Percentile Wage
$80,530
90th Percentile Wage
$105,600

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 $105,600. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $62,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid accountants and auditors is $38,970.

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 arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$62,000
2.63% 6.32%
2016
$60,370
1.49% -
2015
$59,470
1.58% -
2014
$58,530
-0.26% -
2013
$58,680
1.02% -
2012
$58,080
- -

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 $78,990. The lowest paying industry is the gambling industries industry (annual salary $54,750). 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
$78,990
Amusement Parks and Arcades
$74,490
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures
$72,730
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$65,170
Spectator Sports
$64,800
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$63,240
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$62,070
Performing Arts Companies
$61,520
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$61,310
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$61,310
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$60,290
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$60,180
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
$59,790
Gambling Industries
$54,750

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




Related:

Highest paying cities for accountants and auditors

Highest paying industries for accountants and auditors.