Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Salary

Average Certified Public Accountants in Philadelphia, Pa. make around $65K per year. Making up 75 percent of those who took the survey, male Philadelphia Certified Public Accountants greatly outnumber their female counterparts. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. For the most part, Certified Public Accountants in Philadelphia enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$49,493 - $102,613
$49K
$65K
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MEDIAN: $65,263
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$50,037 - $106,523  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 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.


Certified Public Accountants in Philadelphia, Pa. with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $59K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $72K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $117K. Certified Public Accountants in Philadelphia 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
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salaries

Late-Career
▲82%

Experienced
▲72%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$68,000

Entry-Level
▼13%

Skills That Affect Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salaries

Financial Analysis
▲12%

Tax Consulting
▲4%

Tax Compliance
▲2%

National Average
$68,000

Auditing
▼12%

Tax Preparation
▼14%

Financial Reporting
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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