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 among Wisconsin 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,580
25th Percentile Wage
$50,900
50th Percentile Wage
$62,020
75th Percentile Wage
$77,900
90th Percentile Wage
$98,060

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 $98,060. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,580.

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
$62,020
1.31% 5.26%
2016
$61,210
-0.82% -
2015
$61,710
0.91% -
2014
$61,150
1.73% -
2013
$60,090
2.21% -
2012
$58,760
- -

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 $72,180. The highest paying area for accountants and auditors in Wisconsin is Lake County-Kenosha County with a median annual salary of $72,180. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington (mean annual salary $67,110). 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
$72,180
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$67,110
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$63,870
Madison
$63,650
Janesville
$62,990
Sheboygan
$62,390
Appleton
$62,060
Wausau
$61,880
Green Bay
$60,470
Eau Claire
$60,430
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$60,280
Racine
$60,120
Oshkosh-Neenah
$59,870
Duluth
$59,860
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$59,290
Fond du Lac
$58,800
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$58,450
La Crosse
$56,370
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$55,960
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$49,850




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