Accountant and Auditor Salary Information in Montana

The average annual and hourly salaries for accountants and auditors in the state of Montana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of accountants and auditors among Montana 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,100
25th Percentile Wage
$47,630
50th Percentile Wage
$60,310
75th Percentile Wage
$78,010
90th Percentile Wage
$100,620

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for accountants and auditors in Montana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $100,620. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $60,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,100.

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
$60,310
1.36% 14.31%
2016
$59,490
4.25% -
2015
$56,960
3.93% -
2014
$54,720
0.51% -
2013
$54,440
5.07% -
2012
$51,680
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of accountants and auditors in some Montana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of accountants and auditors in state of Montana ranges from $56,290 to $65,790. The highest paying area for accountants and auditors in Montana is Western Montana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $65,790. The second highest paying city/area in Montana State is Great Falls (mean annual salary $64,000). The lowest paying area is Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $56,290.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area
$65,790
Great Falls
$64,000
Billings
$62,720
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area
$61,200
Missoula
$59,350
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area
$58,280
Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area
$56,290




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