Accountant and Auditor Salary Information in Michigan

The average annual and hourly salaries for accountants and auditors in the state of Michigan are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of accountants and auditors amongst Michigan cities 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,570
25th Percentile Wage
$51,160
50th Percentile Wage
$64,790
75th Percentile Wage
$84,460
90th Percentile Wage
$114,300

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for accountants and auditors in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $114,300. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $64,790. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,570.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19.98
25th Percentile Wage
$24.60
50th Percentile Wage
$31.15
75th Percentile Wage
$40.60
90th Percentile Wage
$54.95

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for accountants and auditors in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $54.95. The median hourly salary is $31.15. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19.98.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of accountants and auditors from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201664,7901.87%4.11%
201563,5802.94%-
201461,710-1.09%-
201362,3800.40%-
201262,130--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of accountants and auditors in some Michigan cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of accountants and auditors in state of Michigan ranges from $50,370 to $69,240. The highest paying area for accountants and auditors in Michigan is Detroit-Warren-Livonia with a median annual salary of $69,240. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn (mean annual salary $68,490). The lowest paying area is Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $50,370.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$69,240
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$68,490
Lansing-East Lansing
$66,380
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$65,510
Ann Arbor
$64,600
Bay City
$64,110
Jackson
$63,710
Battle Creek
$63,000
Niles-Benton Harbor
$62,750
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$62,740
Monroe
$62,030
Kalamazoo-Portage
$62,010
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$61,830
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North
$61,750
Flint
$61,410
Muskegon-Norton Shores
$59,700
Holland-Grand Haven
$59,220
South Bend-Mishawaka
$58,360
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$56,260
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$55,050
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$50,370


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