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Accountant and Auditor Salary Information in North Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,550
25th Percentile Wage
$54,490
50th Percentile Wage
$66,530
75th Percentile Wage
$86,840
90th Percentile Wage
$113,690

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for accountants and auditors in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $113,690. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $66,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,550.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21.42
25th Percentile Wage
$26.20
50th Percentile Wage
$31.98
75th Percentile Wage
$41.75
90th Percentile Wage
$54.66

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for accountants and auditors in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $54.66. The median hourly salary is $31.98. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21.42.

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
201666,5302.72%8.39%
201564,7201.67%-
201463,6403.00%-
201361,7301.26%-
201260,950--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of accountants and auditors in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of accountants and auditors in state of North Carolina ranges from $59,860 to $70,520. The highest paying area for accountants and auditors in North Carolina is Durham-Chapel Hill with a median annual salary of $70,520. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Greensboro-High Point (mean annual salary $68,550). The lowest paying area is Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $59,860.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Durham-Chapel Hill
$70,520
Greensboro-High Point
$68,550
Fayetteville
$65,620
Raleigh-Cary
$65,420
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$64,980
Winston-Salem
$64,820
Rocky Mount
$64,260
Wilmington
$63,930
Jacksonville
$62,680
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$62,250
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$62,160
Burlington
$62,100
Greenville
$61,720
Asheville
$61,510
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$60,160
Goldsboro
$59,910
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$59,860


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