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Accountant and Auditor Salary Information in Massachusetts

The average annual and hourly salaries for accountants and auditors in the state of Massachusetts are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of accountants and auditors among Massachusetts areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Accountants and Auditors in Massachusetts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$49,520
25th Percentile Wage
$59,110
50th Percentile Wage
$73,680
75th Percentile Wage
$93,600
90th Percentile Wage
$119,530

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for accountants and auditors in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $119,530. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $73,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $49,520.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of accountants and auditors from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$73,680
-1.11% 5.24%
2016
$74,500
-1.23% -
2015
$75,420
2.77% -
2014
$73,330
2.09% -
2013
$71,800
2.76% -
2012
$69,820
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Accountants and Auditors in Massachusetts Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of accountants and auditors in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of accountants and auditors in state of Massachusetts ranges from $59,870 to $80,200. The highest paying area for accountants and auditors in Massachusetts is Peabody with a median annual salary of $80,200. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Taunton-Norton-Raynham (mean annual salary $76,440). The lowest paying area is Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $59,870.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Peabody
$80,200
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$76,440
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$75,000
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$74,970
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$74,590
Framingham
$73,760
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$72,050
Southwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$71,730
New Bedford
$70,060
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$70,030
Worcester
$69,770
Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area
$66,130
Barnstable Town
$66,050
Pittsfield
$64,800
Springfield
$63,710
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$59,870




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