For Certified Public Accountants in Philadelphia, Pa., annual average wages total $73K per year. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 80 percent of Certified Public Accountants in Philadelphia are male. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$49,833 - $125,417
MEDIAN: $73,250

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$50,381 - $132,942  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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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.

Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $60K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $72K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $117K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $124K.

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Experience Affects Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salaries

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Financial Analysis
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National Average

Financial Reporting
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Tax Consulting
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.


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80 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 85%
dental benefits
None: 8%