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Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salary with Tax Compliance skills

Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills pull down an average of $63K annually. Total cash compensation to Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills ranges from $44K on the lower end to $110K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and over a third have dental coverage, about a fourth claim no health benefits at all. Most Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills (51 percent) survey respondents. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
$43,134 - $103,000
(Median)
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63K
81K
100K
MEDIAN: $63,033
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$19.66 - $52.02
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MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,134 - $103,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,236  
Profit Sharing
$1,006 - $10,197  
Commission
$151.01 - $29,799  
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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$43,923 - $110,374  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 838
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.66 - $52.02  
   
Overtime
$22.93 - $59.58  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,236  
   
Commission
$151.01 - $29,799  
Profit Sharing
$1,006 - $10,197  
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).
)
$43,923 - $110,374  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 154
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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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $54K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $67K. Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $79K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $89K on average.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$66,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 322 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 26% employee benefits None: 26%