Occupational Employment Statistics


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).

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 1,05064$29.41/hr$20.25/hr$23.64/hr$28.52/hr$35.02/hr$40.63/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining40$37.90/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,890$34.61/hr
Financial Activities3,780$33.57/hr
Professional and Business Services10,710$32.51/hr
Education and Health Services1,510$30.18/hr
Leisure and Hospitality390$28.91/hr
Other Services400$34.19/hr
Public Administration1,510$34.46/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State 130$29.71/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 310$30.12/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 350$31.05/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 420$29.75/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 520$30.90/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 560$31.23/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 700$30.95/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 740$28.36/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 770$30.45/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 790$30.48/hr7.9%
Northwest Balance of State 910$28.33/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 960$30.60/hr9.0%
Southwest Minnesota 970$29.79/hr12.3%
Northwest Minnesota 1,050$28.52/hr9.7%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 1,300$30.25/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 1,600$30.15/hr18.8%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 18,020$34.10/hr7.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 18,700$34.02/hrN/A
Minnesota 23,210$33.06/hr9.4%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Budget Analysts 510$37.15/hr7.3%
Financial Examiners 1,660$41.38/hr7.0%
Financial Managers 15,750$60.42/hr16.8%
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 9,240$41.58/hr4.0%
Loan Interviewers and Clerks 5,760$20.35/hr6.3%
Credit Analysts 2,080$36.21/hr6.5%
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents 1,170$28.87/hr2.6%
Actuaries 460$48.58/hr21.2%
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists N/A$33.74/hr11.4%
Loan Officers 8,550$35.96/hr8.1%

  • Analyze business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations to project future revenues and expenses or to provide advice.
  • Review accounts for discrepancies and reconcile differences.
  • Prepare, examine, or analyze accounting records, financial statements, or other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards.
  • Supervise auditing of establishments, and determine scope of investigation required.
  • Establish tables of accounts and assign entries to proper accounts.
  • Examine and evaluate financial and information systems, recommending controls to ensure system reliability and data integrity.
  • Collect and analyze data to detect deficient controls, duplicated effort, extravagance, fraud, or non-compliance with laws, regulations, and management policies.
  • Review data about material assets, net worth, liabilities, capital stock, surplus, income, and expenditures.
  • Review data about material assets, net worth, liabilities, capital stock, surplus, income, and expenditures.
  • Examine records and interview workers to ensure recording of transactions and compliance with laws and regulations.