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 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 Minnesota

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,410
25th Percentile Wage
$53,030
50th Percentile Wage
$64,150
75th Percentile Wage
$80,270
90th Percentile Wage
$104,360

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 $104,360. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $64,150. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,410.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20.87
25th Percentile Wage
$25.50
50th Percentile Wage
$30.84
75th Percentile Wage
$38.59
90th Percentile Wage
$50.17

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for accountants and auditors in Minnesota in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $50.17. The median hourly salary is $30.84. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.87.

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
201664,1500.78%6.91%
201563,6501.37%-
201462,7801.99%-
201361,5302.94%-
201259,720--

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 $52,600 to $64,300. The highest paying area for accountants and auditors in Minnesota is Rochester with a median annual salary of $64,300. The second highest paying city/area in Minnesota State is Mankato-North Mankato (mean annual salary $63,870). The lowest paying area is Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $52,600.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Rochester
$64,300
Mankato-North Mankato
$63,870
St Cloud
$60,900
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$56,430
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$55,910
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$55,040
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$52,600


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