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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,860
25th Percentile Wage
$55,480
50th Percentile Wage
$68,180
75th Percentile Wage
$88,240
90th Percentile Wage
$116,560

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 $116,560. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $68,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,860.

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
$68,180
2.42% 10.60%
2016
$66,530
2.72% -
2015
$64,720
1.67% -
2014
$63,640
3.00% -
2013
$61,730
1.26% -
2012
$60,950
- -

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 $60,600 to $73,680. The highest paying area for accountants and auditors in North Carolina is Durham-Chapel Hill with a median annual salary of $73,680. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Greensboro-High Point (mean annual salary $71,370). The lowest paying area is Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $60,600.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Durham-Chapel Hill
$73,680
Greensboro-High Point
$71,370
Rocky Mount
$67,700
Winston-Salem
$67,420
Raleigh-Cary
$66,880
Wilmington
$65,810
Greenville
$64,670
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$64,200
Asheville
$63,500
Jacksonville
$62,930
Goldsboro
$62,890
Burlington
$62,870
Fayetteville
$62,740
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$62,400
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$61,860
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$60,640
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$60,600




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