Entry-Level Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Certified Public Accountant (CPA) earns an average salary of $50,865 per year. A skill in Financial Analysis is associated with high pay for this job.
Entry-Level Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Total Pay (?
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$39,093 - $68,723
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $50,864
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Entry-Level Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Total Pay (?
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$13.77 - $29.37
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$39,093 - $68,723  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,434  
Profit Sharing
$514 - $5,008  
Commission
$49.66 - $20,134  
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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$38,687 - $71,453  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,441
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.77 - $29.37  
   
Overtime
$18.76 - $39.24  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,434  
   
Commission
$49.66 - $20,134  
Profit Sharing
$514 - $5,008  
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).
)
$38,687 - $71,453  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,441
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Boston
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Dallas
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Denver
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Seattle
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Minneapolis
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National Average
$52,000
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Cleveland
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salaries

Financial Analysis
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Data Analysis
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Tax Compliance
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Tax Consulting
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Auditing
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Financial Reporting
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Compliance (Financial)
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Microsoft Office
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Software Knowledge
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$52,000
Accounting
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Tax Preparation
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Quickbooks
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Bookkeeping
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Payroll Tax Compliance
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Gender

Female
43%
female alumni
 
Male
57%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 17%
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