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 among Michigan metropolitan 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 Michigan

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,990
25th Percentile Wage
$52,120
50th Percentile Wage
$66,110
75th Percentile Wage
$86,700
90th Percentile Wage
$117,290

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 $117,290. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $66,110. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,990.

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
$66,110
2.00% 6.02%
2016
$64,790
1.87% -
2015
$63,580
2.94% -
2014
$61,710
-1.09% -
2013
$62,380
0.40% -
2012
$62,130
- -

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 $51,680 to $74,060. The highest paying area for accountants and auditors in Michigan is Jackson with a median annual salary of $74,060. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Detroit-Warren-Livonia (mean annual salary $70,710). The lowest paying area is Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $51,680.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Jackson
$74,060
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$70,710
Ann Arbor
$70,540
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$70,310
Monroe
$66,180
Lansing-East Lansing
$65,900
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$65,510
Kalamazoo-Portage
$65,420
Battle Creek
$63,390
Niles-Benton Harbor
$62,900
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$61,890
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$60,370
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$59,980
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North
$59,730
South Bend-Mishawaka
$59,400
Holland-Grand Haven
$59,220
Muskegon-Norton Shores
$58,770
Bay City
$58,630
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$53,430
Flint
$51,790
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$51,680




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