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. Overall cash earnings for Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills stretch from $48K on the lower end to $119K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $15K from bonuses and $10K from profit sharing. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although roughly one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and more than two-fifths get dental coverage, too. Men working as Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 51 percent. Work is enjoyable for Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$47,226 - $106,847
$47K
$66K
$110K
MEDIAN: $66,432
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$20.50 - $51.82
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$32
$52
MEDIAN: $32.48
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,226 - $106,847  
   
Bonus
$954 - $14,946  
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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$48,049 - $119,025  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 621
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.50 - $51.82  
   
Overtime
$22.16 - $66.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$954 - $14,946  
   
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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$48,049 - $119,025  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 96
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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 is an important factor influencing the compensation of Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $57K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $72K. Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $85K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $100K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,603

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

For those looking to make money, Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 32 percent above the national average. Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills will also find cushy salaries in New York (+13 percent), Chicago (+11 percent), Dallas (+8 percent), and Washington (+6 percent). Certified Public Accountants with Tax Compliance skills in Minneapolis report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 21 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Workers in Detroit and Houston earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (13 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 130 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
21%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salaries

Late-Career
▲41%

Experienced
▲20%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$71,000

▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 130 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
21%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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