What you need to know about auditing careers

The average American is earning a good salary, but some employees make far more than others.

The average compensation for certified public accounting firms rose by almost 5% last year.

Here are the salaries of the most well-paid employees in the U.S. The chart below shows the average annual salary of employees at accounting and auditing firms.

The numbers below show the average compensation at accounting firms, which have been the subject of a wide-ranging investigation into pay practices and fraud in the financial services industry.