Entry-Level Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salary

Entry-Level Certified Public Accountants can expect to earn an average of $52K per year. Total incomes of Entry-Level Certified Public Accountants incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $8K from bonuses and close to $5K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $39K and $73K. Location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and close to one-half collect dental insurance. Men make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Certified Public Accountants (56 percent) who responded to the survey. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Certified Public Accountants. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$39,546 - $70,484

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$14.70 - $30.42

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$39,546 - $70,484  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,679  
Profit Sharing
$200.67 - $5,217  
Commission
$1,977 - $5,500  
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).
)
$39,356 - $73,115  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,995
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.70 - $30.42  
   
Overtime
$18.25 - $40.84  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,679  
   
Commission
$1,977 - $5,500  
Profit Sharing
$200.67 - $5,217  
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).
)
$39,356 - $73,115  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 430
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Certified Public Accountant (CPA)


Known for taking on a considerable number of Entry-Level Certified Public Accountants, EY (Ernst & Young), PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte & Touche LLP, KPMG, LLP, and Mcgladrey are leading firms in the industry. Although salaries only range from $50K to just $75K, PricewaterhouseCoopers still offers the highest pay with a median paycheck of $63K.

Pay Difference by Location


Entry-Level Certified Public Accountants will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 20 percent. Entry-Level Certified Public Accountants will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+18 percent), San Francisco (+15 percent), Seattle (+14 percent), and San Jose (+13 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 7 percent south of the national average, can be found in Cleveland.

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in 33703:
"Most of what you learn that is valuable is on the job."
Be patient. There are no good generalists any longer.

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salaries

Financial Analysis
up arrow 11%

Data Analysis
up arrow 5%

Compliance (Financial)
up arrow 4%

Auditing
up arrow 3%

Tax Compliance
up arrow 3%

Tax Consulting
up arrow 3%

Financial Reporting
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Software Knowledge
0%

National Average
$52,000

Quickbooks
up arrow 1%

Tax Preparation
up arrow 2%

Bookkeeping
up arrow 3%

Payroll Tax Compliance
up arrow 4%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 487 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 18%
ADVERTISEMENT