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

An Entry-Level Certified Public Accountant (CPA) earns an average salary of $50,896 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance Audit and Financial Analysis.
Entry-Level Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Total Pay (?
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$39,042 - $68,438
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $50,895
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Entry-Level Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Total Pay (?
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$13.74 - $29.41
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National Salary Data

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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$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$39,042 - $68,438  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,470  
Profit Sharing
$518 - $4,956  
Commission
$50.68 - $19,727  
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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$38,634 - $71,318  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,777
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.74 - $29.41  
   
Overtime
$18.78 - $39.09  
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 - $7,470  
   
Commission
$50.68 - $19,727  
Profit Sharing
$518 - $4,956  
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).
)
$38,634 - $71,318  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,777
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Pay Difference By Location

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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

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance Audit
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Data Analysis
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Auditing
up arrow 4%
Tax Consulting
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Microsoft Office
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Tax Compliance
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Financial Reporting
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Excel
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Compliance (Financial)
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Accounting
0%
National Average
$52,000
Tax Preparation
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Quickbooks
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Bookkeeping
up arrow 3%
Payroll Tax Compliance
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Gender

Female
42%
female alumni
 
Male
58%
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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