The median annual wage for accountants and auditors was $67,190 in May 2015.
The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $41,400, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $118,930.
In May 2015, the median annual wages for accountants and auditors in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:
Finance and insurance
Management of companies and enterprises
Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services
Most accountants and auditors work full time. In 2014, about 1 in 5 worked more than 40 hours per week. Longer hours are typical at certain times of the year, such as at the end of the budget year or during tax season.
Accountants and Auditors
Median annual wages, May 2015
Accountants and auditors
Total, all occupations
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics