Accountant and Auditor Salary Information in Minnesota

The average annual and hourly salaries for accountants and auditors in the state of Minnesota are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of accountants and auditors among Minnesota 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 Minnesota

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,980
25th Percentile Wage
$53,810
50th Percentile Wage
$65,060
75th Percentile Wage
$80,620
90th Percentile Wage
$103,740

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for accountants and auditors in Minnesota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $103,740. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $65,060. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,980.

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
$65,060
1.40% 8.21%
2016
$64,150
0.78% -
2015
$63,650
1.37% -
2014
$62,780
1.99% -
2013
$61,530
2.94% -
2012
$59,720
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of accountants and auditors in some Minnesota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of accountants and auditors in state of Minnesota ranges from $55,100 to $65,260. The highest paying area for accountants and auditors in Minnesota is Mankato-North Mankato with a median annual salary of $65,260. The second highest paying city/area in Minnesota State is St Cloud (mean annual salary $61,570). The lowest paying area is Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $55,100.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Mankato-North Mankato
$65,260
St Cloud
$61,570
Rochester
$57,840
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$56,240
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$56,210
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$55,760
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$55,100




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