Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with Tax Compliance Skills Salary

Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills take home approximately $65K per year on average. In the world of Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $12K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $14K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $46K and $119K. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills report high levels of job satisfaction. Although a fair number have medical coverage and more than two-fifths have dental coverage, nearly one in four claim no health benefits at all. 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 52 percent of the field. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$44,670 - $106,113
(Median)
$45K
$65K
$110K
MEDIAN: $65,170
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$22.11 - $59.43
(Median)
$22
$32
$59
MEDIAN: $31.00
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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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,670 - $106,113  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,777  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $14,000  
Commission
$9,826  
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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$45,868 - $118,666  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 918
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$22.11 - $59.43  
   
Hourly Tips
$7.27  
Overtime
$22.07 - $64.18  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,777  
   
Commission
$9,826  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $14,000  
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).
)
$45,868 - $118,666  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 142
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Pay by Experience Level for Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $54K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $70K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $81K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $96K.

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Experience Affects Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$68,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 238 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
medical benefits
Vision: 30%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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