Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with Tax Compliance Skills Salary

Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills pull down an average of $67K annually. Cash earnings for Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills — which occasionally include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing — stretch from around $49K to approximately $119K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills like their work and job satisfaction is high. About one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and just over two-fifths claim dental coverage as well. Male Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 51 percent of the field. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$48,178 - $110,395
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$67K
$110K
MEDIAN: $67,127
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$20.78 - $53.33
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$0$119K
Salary $48,178 - $110,395
Bonus $621 - $14,973
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,587
Commission $2,000
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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$48,740 - $119,402
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 608
Hourly Data $0$66
Hourly Rate $20.78 - $53.33
Overtime $25.83 - $66.44
Annual Data $0$119K
Bonus $621 - $14,973
Commission $2,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,587
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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$48,740 - $119,402
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 101

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Pay by Experience Level for Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Pay by Experience for a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) has a positive trend. An entry-level Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 302 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 223 salaries. An experienced Certified Public Accountant (CPA) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 181 salaries. A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 151 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,632

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills, 32 percent above the national average. Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+13 percent), Chicago (+11 percent), Dallas (+8 percent), and Washington (+6 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills in Minneapolis earning a whopping 21 percent below the national average. Workers in Detroit and Houston earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (13 percent less).

Key Stats for Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 137 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salaries

Late-Career
▲41%

Experienced
▲20%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$71,000

▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 137 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
no benefits
None: 26%
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