Accountant and Auditor Salary Information in Texas

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,960
25th Percentile Wage
$54,990
50th Percentile Wage
$71,470
75th Percentile Wage
$96,060
90th Percentile Wage
$127,740

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for accountants and auditors in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $127,740. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $71,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,960.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20.65
25th Percentile Wage
$26.44
50th Percentile Wage
$34.36
75th Percentile Wage
$46.18
90th Percentile Wage
$61.41

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for accountants and auditors in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $61.41. The median hourly salary is $34.36. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.65.

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
201671,4702.85%11.60%
201569,4304.46%-
201466,3301.99%-
201365,0102.81%-
201263,180--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of accountants and auditors in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of accountants and auditors in state of Texas ranges from $50,900 to $78,630. The highest paying area for accountants and auditors in Texas is Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown with a median annual salary of $78,630. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Dallas-Plano-Irving (mean annual salary $73,530). The lowest paying area is Central Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $50,900.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$78,630
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$73,530
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$73,360
Fort Worth-Arlington
$72,700
Waco
$71,120
Midland
$69,430
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$69,080
Sherman-Denison
$68,830
Amarillo
$66,570
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$66,470
Longview
$65,300
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$63,930
San Angelo
$63,690
Odessa
$62,800
Tyler
$62,570
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$61,740
Texarkana-Texarkana
$61,630
Abilene
$61,030
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$60,970
Corpus Christi
$60,750
Victoria
$60,490
Lubbock
$59,320
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$59,270
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$59,150
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$58,940
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$57,350
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$57,310
Wichita Falls
$56,260
El Paso
$55,730
Brownsville-Harlingen
$55,590
College Station-Bryan
$53,000
Laredo
$52,630
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$50,900


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