Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills pull down an average of $66K per year. With some bonuses approaching $15K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K, overall incomes of Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills spread between $48K and $120K depending on individual performance. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While approximately one-fourth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and more than two-fifths have dental, as well. Men working as Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 50 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$47,327 - $107,746
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MEDIAN: $65,799
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$20.04 - $51.28
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,327 - $107,746  
   
Bonus
$967 - $14,991  
Profit Sharing
$0.43 - $9,913  
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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$47,945 - $119,629  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 624
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.04 - $51.28  
   
Overtime
$22.09 - $66.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$967 - $14,991  
   
Commission
$2,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.43 - $9,913  
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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$47,945 - $119,629  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 100

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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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $57K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $72K. Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills see a median salary of $84K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Professionals with more than two decades of experience behind them enjoy a prosperous six-figure median salary of $100K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,154

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

Home to some of the best pay for Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 32 percent above the national average. Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+13 percent), Chicago (+12 percent), New York (+10 percent), and Washington (+6 percent). Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills in Minneapolis bring in salaries that are 20 percent lower than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Detroit and Houston (13 percent less).

Key Stats for Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 124 votes.
032
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 43%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$70,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 124 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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