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Accountant and Auditor Salary Information in North Dakota

The average annual and hourly salaries for accountants and auditors in the state of North Dakota are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of accountants and auditors amongst North Dakota 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,060
25th Percentile Wage
$45,050
50th Percentile Wage
$55,530
75th Percentile Wage
$69,750
90th Percentile Wage
$86,810

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for accountants and auditors in North Dakota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $86,810. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,060.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17.34
25th Percentile Wage
$21.66
50th Percentile Wage
$26.70
75th Percentile Wage
$33.53
90th Percentile Wage
$41.73

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for accountants and auditors in North Dakota in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $41.73. The median hourly salary is $26.70. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17.34.

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
201655,5306.03%7.73%
201552,1800.61%-
201451,860-0.75%-
201352,2501.93%-
201251,240--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of accountants and auditors in some North Dakota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of accountants and auditors in state of North Dakota ranges from $44,390 to $63,440. The highest paying area for accountants and auditors in North Dakota is Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $63,440. The second highest paying city/area in North Dakota State is Bismarck (mean annual salary $57,940). The lowest paying area is Far Eastern North Dakota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $44,390.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$63,440
Bismarck
$57,940
Grand Forks
$57,240
Fargo
$55,770
East Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$53,010
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$50,890
Far Eastern North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$44,390


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