Accountant and Auditor Salary Information in Mississippi

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,400
25th Percentile Wage
$43,450
50th Percentile Wage
$55,310
75th Percentile Wage
$68,290
90th Percentile Wage
$91,880

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for accountants and auditors in Mississippi in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $91,880. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,400.

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
$55,310
5.01% 4.66%
2016
$52,540
1.92% -
2015
$51,530
1.34% -
2014
$50,840
-3.93% -
2013
$52,840
0.21% -
2012
$52,730
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of accountants and auditors in some Mississippi cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of accountants and auditors in state of Mississippi ranges from $52,560 to $62,420. The highest paying area for accountants and auditors in Mississippi is Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $62,420. The second highest paying city/area in Mississippi State is Gulfport-Biloxi (mean annual salary $59,840). The lowest paying area is Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $52,560.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$62,420
Gulfport-Biloxi
$59,840
Pascagoula
$57,950
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$57,860
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$57,570
Jackson
$53,690
Hattiesburg
$53,350
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$52,560




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