Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

13-2011 Accountants and Auditors

Examine, analyze, and interpret accounting records to prepare financial statements, give advice, or audit and evaluate statements prepared by others. Install or advise on systems of recording costs or other financial and budgetary data. Excludes "Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents" (13-2081).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
1,072,490 0.5 % $33.15 $68,960 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.72 $23.07 $29.66 $39.08 $51.38
Annual Wage (2) $38,940 $47,990 $61,690 $81,290 $106,880


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 279,300 33.14 $35.70 $74,250
Management of Companies and Enterprises 75,970 3.99 $33.06 $68,760
Local Government (OES Designation) 40,480 0.72 $28.46 $59,190
State Government (OES Designation) 37,420 1.63 $27.14 $56,460
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 24,430 2.46 $35.99 $74,860

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 279,300 33.14 $35.70 $74,250
Other Investment Pools and Funds 2,720 7.13 $36.69 $76,310
Other Financial Investment Activities 15,130 4.54 $39.38 $81,900
Land Subdivision 2,350 4.49 $33.67 $70,040
Office Administrative Services 16,590 4.20 $31.07 $64,620

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 23,690 1.16 $42.94 $89,310
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 8,140 1.78 $40.20 $83,610
Other Financial Investment Activities 15,130 4.54 $39.38 $81,900
Postal Service 660 0.10 $39.16 $81,440
Other Information Services 1,830 1.33 $38.66 $80,410


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 118,550 8.47 1.00 $35.75 $74,360
New York 91,630 10.98 1.30 $40.98 $85,230
Texas 81,210 8.05 0.95 $32.74 $68,090
Florida 72,330 10.18 1.21 $30.58 $63,600
Pennsylvania 49,080 8.95 1.06 $32.98 $68,610




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 9,910 15.49 1.84 $40.57 $84,390
Colorado 28,530 13.22 1.57 $33.86 $70,420
Delaware 4,440 11.16 1.32 $31.75 $66,030
New York 91,630 10.98 1.30 $40.98 $85,230
Massachusetts 33,290 10.68 1.27 $36.07 $75,030




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 91,630 10.98 1.30 $40.98 $85,230
District of Columbia 9,910 15.49 1.84 $40.57 $84,390
New Jersey 34,130 9.05 1.07 $38.28 $79,620
Maryland 22,240 9.03 1.07 $36.48 $75,870
Massachusetts 33,290 10.68 1.27 $36.07 $75,030

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 63,320 12.71 1.51 $42.90 $89,220
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 33,880 8.87 1.05 $34.66 $72,080
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 30,650 8.65 1.03 $35.57 $73,990
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 28,920 12.63 1.50 $39.60 $82,360
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 22,540 9.03 1.07 $34.58 $71,930
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 22,530 13.59 1.61 $37.45 $77,890
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 21,680 9.85 1.17 $34.81 $72,410
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 20,600 10.29 1.22 $34.46 $71,680
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 19,970 11.07 1.31 $37.51 $78,020
Denver-Aurora, CO 19,140 16.17 1.92 $34.86 $72,510




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tallahassee, FL 2,900 18.28 2.17 $24.93 $51,850
Santa Fe, NM 1,000 16.42 1.95 $35.29 $73,410
Denver-Aurora, CO 19,140 16.17 1.92 $34.86 $72,510
Olympia, WA 1,370 14.56 1.73 $26.70 $55,550
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 13,350 14.07 1.67 $40.67 $84,590
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 22,530 13.59 1.61 $37.45 $77,890
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 5,500 13.58 1.61 $38.09 $79,220
Montgomery, AL 2,120 13.46 1.60 $29.49 $61,330
Boulder, CO 2,030 13.37 1.58 $35.64 $74,140
Jefferson City, MO 940 13.07 1.55 $23.65 $49,200