Accountant and Auditor Salary Information in Puerto Rico

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,770
25th Percentile Wage
$24,190
50th Percentile Wage
$32,140
75th Percentile Wage
$43,770
90th Percentile Wage
$59,160

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for accountants and auditors in Puerto Rico in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $59,160. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $32,140. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,770.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$9.50
25th Percentile Wage
$11.63
50th Percentile Wage
$15.45
75th Percentile Wage
$21.04
90th Percentile Wage
$28.44

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for accountants and auditors in Puerto Rico in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $28.44. The median hourly salary is $15.45. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $9.50.

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
201632,140-0.19%1.68%
201532,2000.25%-
201432,1202.21%-
201331,410-0.60%-
201231,600--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of accountants and auditors in some Puerto Rico cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of accountants and auditors in state of Puerto Rico ranges from $21,680 to $33,150. The highest paying area for accountants and auditors in Puerto Rico is San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo with a median annual salary of $33,150. The second highest paying city/area in Puerto Rico State is Guayama (mean annual salary $32,970). The lowest paying area is San German-Cabo Rojo with a median annual salary of $21,680.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo
$33,150
Guayama
$32,970
Mayaguez
$28,260
Ponce
$28,070
Puerto Rico nonmetropolitan area 2
$26,610
Puerto Rico nonmetropolitan area 1
$26,380
Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastian
$25,400
Fajardo
$23,560
Yauco
$23,050
San German-Cabo Rojo
$21,680


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