Accountant and Auditor Salary Information in Wisconsin

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,400
25th Percentile Wage
$49,990
50th Percentile Wage
$61,210
75th Percentile Wage
$77,340
90th Percentile Wage
$97,460

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for accountants and auditors in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $97,460. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $61,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,400.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19.89
25th Percentile Wage
$24.04
50th Percentile Wage
$29.43
75th Percentile Wage
$37.18
90th Percentile Wage
$46.86

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for accountants and auditors in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $46.86. The median hourly salary is $29.43. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19.89.

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
201661,210-0.82%4.00%
201561,7100.91%-
201461,1501.73%-
201360,0902.21%-
201258,760--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of accountants and auditors in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of accountants and auditors in state of Wisconsin ranges from $49,850 to $70,650. The highest paying area for accountants and auditors in Wisconsin is Lake County-Kenosha County with a median annual salary of $70,650. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington (mean annual salary $65,750). The lowest paying area is Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $49,850.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lake County-Kenosha County
$70,650
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$65,750
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$64,070
Madison
$62,740
Sheboygan
$61,360
Appleton
$60,980
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$60,850
Janesville
$59,370
Racine
$59,160
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$59,000
Fond du Lac
$58,780
Oshkosh-Neenah
$58,580
Wausau
$58,180
Eau Claire
$57,570
Duluth
$57,510
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$57,140
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$56,860
Green Bay
$55,470
La Crosse
$55,100
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$49,850


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