The average Certified Public Accountant in New York earns approximately $72K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $21K and $24K, respectively — total cash payment to Certified Public Accountants in New York can bottom out near $50K or peak near $154K depending on individual performance. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — about one in five lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and just over two-fifths receive dental plans. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Most New York Certified Public Accountants survey respondents are men (72 percent). This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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MEDIAN: $72,006
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Salary
$48,674 - $149,622  
   
Bonus
$2,020 - $20,608  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $23,839  
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$49,985 - $153,725  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 141
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Hourly Rate
$40.69  
   
Hourly Tips
$20.00  
Overtime
$30.09  
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Bonus
$2,020 - $20,608  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $23,839  
Total Pay (?
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$49,985 - $153,725  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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About New York, New York

Kings County, New York
8,550,405
Male:
4,081,698 (47.7%)
Female:
4,468,707 (52.3%)
The City of New York, often called New York City or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world. With a U.S. Census Bureau-estimated 2015 population of 8,550,405 distributed over a land area of just 305 square miles (790 km2), New York is also the most densely populated major city in the United States. A global power city, New York City exerts a significant impact upon commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment, its fast pace defining the term New York minute. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy and has been described as the cultural and financial capital of the world. Situated...
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$55,752
New York:
$60,850
$1,317
New York, NY:
$538,300
New York:
$293,500
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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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $65K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $90K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $105K. Certified Public Accountants in New York who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $130K.

Key Stats for Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salaries




National Average
$77,000


Skills That Affect Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salaries


up arrow 12%

Software Knowledge
up arrow 10%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 6%

National Average
$77,000

Tax Preparation
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Compliance (Financial)
up arrow 3%

Tax Compliance
up arrow 6%

Evaluation and Management Auditing
up arrow 8%


Quickbooks
up arrow 13%

General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 14%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 17%

Data Analysis
up arrow 18%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 18%

Bookkeeping
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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