Mid-Career Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salary (United States)

A Mid-Career Certified Public Accountant (CPA) earns an average salary of $61,850 per year. A skill in Compliance (Financial) is associated with high pay for this job.
Mid-Career Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salary (?
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$45,660 - $89,542
(Median)
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62K
74K
90K
MEDIAN: $61,849
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Mid-Career Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salary (?
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$17.50 - $39.99
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$45,660 - $89,542  
   
Bonus
$2.50 - $10,170  
Profit Sharing
$987 - $6,139  
Commission
$97.87 - $10,067  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$45,198 - $93,990  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,284
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$17.50 - $39.99  
   
Overtime
$22.47 - $47.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$2.50 - $10,170  
   
Commission
$97.87 - $10,067  
Profit Sharing
$987 - $6,139  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$45,198 - $93,990  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 323
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Pay Difference By Location

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San Francisco
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Seattle
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San Diego
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Chicago
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Los Angeles
up arrow 17%
Boston
up arrow 15%
Houston
up arrow 13%
Denver
up arrow 9%
Minneapolis
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Atlanta
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St. Louis
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Indianapolis
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National Average
$64,000
Portland
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Charlotte
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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salaries

Financial Analysis
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Compliance (Financial)
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Accounting
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Auditing
up arrow 4%
Tax Consulting
up arrow 4%
Tax Compliance
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Office
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Financial Reporting
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Software Knowledge
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Microsoft Excel
0%
National Average
$64,000
Data Analysis
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Tax Preparation
up arrow 3%
Quickbooks
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Payroll Tax Compliance
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Bookkeeping
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
50%
female alumni
 
Male
50%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 21%