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Accountant and Auditor Salary Information in Pennsylvania

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,660
25th Percentile Wage
$54,150
50th Percentile Wage
$67,490
75th Percentile Wage
$86,540
90th Percentile Wage
$113,690

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for accountants and auditors in Pennsylvania 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 $67,490. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,660.

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
$67,490
1.64% 6.65%
2016
$66,380
1.93% -
2015
$65,100
2.27% -
2014
$63,620
-0.41% -
2013
$63,880
1.38% -
2012
$63,000
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of accountants and auditors in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of accountants and auditors in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $51,820 to $84,870. The highest paying area for accountants and auditors in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $84,870. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia (mean annual salary $76,670). The lowest paying area is West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $51,820.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$84,870
Philadelphia
$76,670
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$74,990
York-Hanover
$67,490
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$66,080
Lebanon
$66,030
Reading
$65,000
Pittsburgh
$64,960
Lancaster
$63,500
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$63,060
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$62,090
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$58,920
State College
$58,160
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$58,070
Altoona
$57,130
Erie
$57,020
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$56,610
Williamsport
$55,890
Johnstown
$55,260
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$53,980
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$51,820




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