Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salary in Seattle

A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Seattle, Washington earns an average salary of $69,778 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Tax Consulting and Payroll Tax Compliance. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$44,556 - $100,067
(Median)
$45K
$70K
$100K
MEDIAN: $69,778
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$16.28 - $53.00
(Median)
$16
$35
$53
MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,556 - $100,067  
   
Bonus
$387.83 - $10,054  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $5,250  
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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$45,012 - $105,200  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 66
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.28 - $53.00  
   
Overtime
$24.20 - $39.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$387.83 - $10,054  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $5,250  
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).
)
$45,012 - $105,200  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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Pay by Experience Level for Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Seattle, Washington

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 31%

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$74,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Tax Consulting
up arrow 32%

Payroll Tax Compliance
up arrow 19%

Tax Preparation
up arrow 1%

Financial Reporting
up arrow 1%

National Average
$74,000

Auditing
up arrow 1%

Tax Compliance
up arrow 5%

Bookkeeping
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 24%
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