Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills take home approximately $66K per year on average. Total incomes of Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $15K from bonuses and close to $11K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $48K and $122K. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Some workers in this field — approximately one-fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by more than two-fifths. Women Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Men working as Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 50 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$47,604 - $109,718
(Median)
$48K
$66K
$110K
MEDIAN: $65,781
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90%

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$20.15 - $50.68
(Median)
$20
$32
$51
MEDIAN: $31.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,604 - $109,718  
   
Bonus
$753 - $15,090  
Profit Sharing
$50.50 - $11,000  
Commission
$5,750  
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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$48,188 - $121,855  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 590
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.15 - $50.68  
   
Overtime
$21.89 - $65.43  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$753 - $15,090  
   
Commission
$5,750  
Profit Sharing
$50.50 - $11,000  
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).
)
$48,188 - $121,855  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 93
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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 of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $57K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $71K. Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills bring in $84K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $100K on average.

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Experience Affects Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 43%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$70,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 122 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
medical benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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