Residents of Overland Park, Kan. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is approximately $81K annually; other top-paying cities include Denver, Colo. (around $51K) and the company's headquarter city of St. Louis, Mo. ($49K). By state, Rubinbrown, Llp pays its Kansas employees the most; the pay rate there is about $81K per year.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $50K annually on average. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $80K per year. The greater proportion of employees (42 percent) report less than one year of experience and bring home median pay of $49K annually.
Certified Public Accountants rake in the most money, with average earnings of about $69K per year; Accountants come in second with median earnings amounting to $51K, and Staff Accountants rank near the top as well (approximately $50K).
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified Financial Planner certainly has its perks — salaries approach $75K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Acquiring certification to be a Certified Public Accountant is rewarded with median pay of around $52K per year. At Rubinbrown, Llp, employees who hold a Master of Accounting (MAcc) receive the highest salaries at approximately $50K.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Financial Reporting among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $69K annually. Auditing also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; more than two-fifths of employees surveyed report using it at work. Financial Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Tax Preparation are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
The vast majority of survey participants report contributing to a 401(k). Health insurance is part of the package for most respondents, and for the larger part of respondents, dental coverage is too. Privileges also include tuition reimbursement, life insurance, flexible hours, and gym membership.