Accountant and Auditor Salary Information in New York

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$49,030
25th Percentile Wage
$62,530
50th Percentile Wage
$82,090
75th Percentile Wage
$114,370
90th Percentile Wage
$157,490

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for accountants and auditors in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $157,490. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $82,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $49,030.

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
$82,090
2.01% 7.91%
2016
$80,440
1.02% -
2015
$79,620
1.98% -
2014
$78,040
1.59% -
2013
$76,800
1.56% -
2012
$75,600
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Accountants and Auditors in New York Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of accountants and auditors in some New York cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of accountants and auditors in state of New York ranges from $55,200 to $86,450. The highest paying area for accountants and auditors in New York is New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island with a median annual salary of $86,450. The second highest paying city/area in New York State is New York-White Plains-Wayne (mean annual salary $84,020). The lowest paying area is Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $55,200.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$86,450
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$84,020
Nassau-Suffolk
$80,960
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$71,750
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown
$71,420
Kingston
$71,300
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$70,860
Utica-Rome
$67,900
Syracuse
$66,700
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$65,000
Rochester
$64,510
Binghamton
$64,180
Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$63,350
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
$63,030
Glens Falls
$62,250
Elmira
$60,840
Ithaca
$60,770
Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area
$55,200




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