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Accountant and Auditor Salary in Sector of Accommodation and Food Services

The salary statistics of accountants and auditors in the industry sector of accommodation and food services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare accountant and auditor salaries in different industries within the accommodation and food services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Accountants and Auditors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,440
25th Percentile Wage
$41,580
50th Percentile Wage
$55,900
75th Percentile Wage
$73,020
90th Percentile Wage
$92,120

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for accountants and auditors in the industry sector of accommodation and food 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 $92,120. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $55,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid accountants and auditors is $31,440.

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 accommodation and food services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201655,9001.34%9.37%
201555,1501.36%-
201454,4002.96%-
201352,7904.03%-
201250,660--

Compare Accountant and Auditor Salary in Different Industries within the Accommodation and Food Services Sector

The average salaries of accountants and auditors in nine industries in the accommodation and food 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 full-service restaurants industry with an annual salary $63,300. The lowest paying industry is the casino hotels industry (annual salary $48,090). For detailed accountant and auditor salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Full-Service Restaurants
$63,300
Special Food Services
$62,190
Food Services and Drinking Places
$58,630
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps
$58,380
Restaurants and Other Eating Places
$57,840
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
$57,450
Accommodation
$54,140
Traveler Accommodation
$53,960
Casino Hotels
$48,090

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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