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 amongst Puerto Rico 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 Puerto Rico

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,170
25th Percentile Wage
$24,930
50th Percentile Wage
$32,470
75th Percentile Wage
$44,020
90th Percentile Wage
$58,890

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 $58,890. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $32,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,170.

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
$32,470
1.02% 2.68%
2016
$32,140
-0.19% -
2015
$32,200
0.25% -
2014
$32,120
2.21% -
2013
$31,410
-0.60% -
2012
$31,600
- -

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 $22,430 to $33,370. The highest paying area for accountants and auditors in Puerto Rico is San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo with a median annual salary of $33,370. The second highest paying city/area in Puerto Rico State is Puerto Rico nonmetropolitan area 1 (mean annual salary $33,140). The lowest paying area is San German-Cabo Rojo with a median annual salary of $22,430.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo
$33,370
Puerto Rico nonmetropolitan area 1
$33,140
Mayaguez
$30,240
Guayama
$28,840
Ponce
$27,940
Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastian
$27,410
Fajardo
$23,560
Puerto Rico nonmetropolitan area 2
$23,310
Yauco
$23,050
San German-Cabo Rojo
$22,430




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