Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with Tax Compliance Skills Salary

Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills can expect wages of $65K annually on average. Cash earnings for Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills — which occasionally include more than $12K from bonuses and more than $14K from profit sharing — stretch from around $46K 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. 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. About a fourth 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. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$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 (?
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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 seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $54K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $70K. Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills bring in $81K after working for 10 to 20 years. Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $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
up arrow 20%

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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