Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Salary

With approximately half of Certified Public Accountants in Philadelphia, Pa. reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Philadelphia Certified Public Accountants is $77K annually and can range from $51K on the lower end to $160K per year near the higher end. Certified Public Accountants in Philadelphia who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 63 percent. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Philadelphia Certified Public Accountants. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$50,873 - $153,045
MEDIAN: $76,770

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$50,873 - $153,045  
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$51,385 - $160,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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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

Financial Reporting
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Tax Preparation
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National Average

Financial Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.


38 %
63 %

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: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 6%