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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 amongst 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,530
25th Percentile Wage
$52,650
50th Percentile Wage
$66,380
75th Percentile Wage
$85,420
90th Percentile Wage
$113,340

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 $113,340. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $66,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,530.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20.45
25th Percentile Wage
$25.31
50th Percentile Wage
$31.91
75th Percentile Wage
$41.07
90th Percentile Wage
$54.49

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for accountants and auditors in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $54.49. The median hourly salary is $31.91. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.45.

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
201666,3801.93%5.09%
201565,1002.27%-
201463,620-0.41%-
201363,8801.38%-
201263,000--

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 $51,300 to $80,180. The highest paying area for accountants and auditors in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $80,180. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia (mean annual salary $74,590). The lowest paying area is West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $51,300.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$80,180
Philadelphia
$74,590
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$73,860
York-Hanover
$67,400
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$66,790
Pittsburgh
$64,830
Lebanon
$64,790
Reading
$63,830
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$62,660
State College
$62,510
Lancaster
$61,990
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$60,000
Altoona
$58,220
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$57,870
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$57,440
Erie
$56,780
Williamsport
$56,700
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$54,240
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$53,980
Johnstown
$51,360
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$51,300



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