Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salary with Tax Compliance skills

The market for Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills is most competitive in California, where the three top-paying cities can be found: San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego. Total cash compensation to Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills approaches anywhere from $45K on the lower end to $117K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $10K from bonuses and upwards of $12K from profit sharing. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men working as Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 50 percent. While some workers in this profession — one in four — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and roughly two-fifths have dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$44,261 - $104,811

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$20.24 - $57.53

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,261 - $104,811  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,316  
Profit Sharing
$988 - $12,164  
Commission
$7,370 - $20,347  
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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$44,879 - $116,693  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 825
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.24 - $57.53  
   
Overtime
$23.78 - $61.56  
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 - $10,316  
   
Commission
$7,370 - $20,347  
Profit Sharing
$988 - $12,164  
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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$44,879 - $116,693  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 140
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Pay by Experience Level for Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with Tax Compliance skills

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


For many Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $54K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $68K. Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills bring in $80K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $94K.

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Experience Affects Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with Tax Compliance skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$67,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 242 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

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: 73% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 26%
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