Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with Tax Compliance Skills Salary

Median pay for Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills lies in the neighborhood of $66K per year. Cash earnings for Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills — which occasionally include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing — stretch from around $48K to approximately $117K. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills making up 51 percent of survey respondents. While some workers in this profession — one in four — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and more than two-fifths have dental insurance. Most Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$47,561 - $106,965
$48K
$66K
$110K
MEDIAN: $66,179
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$20.66 - $51.52
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$52
MEDIAN: $31.29
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,561 - $106,965  
   
Bonus
$608 - $14,826  
Profit Sharing
$0.36 - $9,766  
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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$48,241 - $117,241  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 641
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.66 - $51.52  
   
Overtime
$22.16 - $65.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$608 - $14,826  
   
Commission
$2,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.36 - $9,766  
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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$48,241 - $117,241  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 98

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Pay by Experience Level for Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Pay by Experience for a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) has a positive trend. An entry-level Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 302 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 223 salaries. An experienced Certified Public Accountant (CPA) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 181 salaries. A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 151 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $69,999

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

For Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 33 percent greater than the national average. Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills will also find cushy salaries in New York (+14 percent), Chicago (+12 percent), Dallas (+9 percent), and Washington (+7 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Minneapolis, 20 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Detroit and Houston (12 percent less).

Key Stats for Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 131 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salaries

Late-Career
▲43%

Experienced
▲21%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$70,000

▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 131 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

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: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
no benefits
None: 25%
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