Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Salary

Median pay for Certified Public Accountants in Philadelphia, Pa. lies in the neighborhood of $65K annually. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 67 percent of Philadelphia Certified Public Accountants are male. While approximately one-fourth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and a majority have dental, as well. Most Certified Public Accountants in Philadelphia report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$49,493 - $102,613
$49K
$65K
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MEDIAN: $65,263
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$50,211 - $105,701  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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About Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
1,567,442
Male:
741,270 (47.3%)
Female:
826,172 (52.7%)
Philadelphia (/ˌfɪləˈdɛlfiə/) is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the fifth-most populous in the United States, with an estimated population in 2014 of 1,560,297. In the Northeastern United States, at the confluence of the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers, Philadelphia is the economic and cultural anchor of the Delaware Valley, a metropolitan area home to 7.2 million people and the eighth-largest combined statistical area in the United States. In 1682, William Penn founded the city to serve as capital of the Pennsylvania Colony. Philadelphia played an instrumental role in the American Revolution as a meeting place for the Founding Fathers of the United States, who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the Constitution in 1787. Philadelphia was one of the nation's capitals in the Revolutionary War, and served as temporary U.S. capital while Washington, D.C., was under construction. In the 19th century, Philadelphia became a major industrial center...
Philadelphia:
$41,233
Pennsylvania:
$55,702
$952
Philadelphia:
$150,700
Pennsylvania:
$170,600
6.6%

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Pay by Experience Level for Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Philadelphia Certified Public Accountants generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $59K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $68K on average. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $117K. Certified Public Accountants in Philadelphia, Pa. who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $124K.

Key Stats for Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salaries

Late-Career
▲79%

Experienced
▲69%

National Average
$69,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼15%

Skills That Affect Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salaries

Auditing
▲15%

Financial Analysis
▲10%

Tax Consulting
▲2%

Tax Compliance
▼0%

National Average
$69,000

Tax Preparation
▼13%

Financial Reporting
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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