Los Angeles Certified Public Accountants take home approximately $71K per year on average. A large number enjoy medical while two in five get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than two-fifths. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Certified Public Accountants in Los Angeles, Calif. making up 54 percent of survey respondents. Work is enjoyable for Certified Public Accountants in Los Angeles, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$49,106 - $119,473
(Median)
$49K
$71K
$120K
MEDIAN: $70,789
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$19.90 - $41.22
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$20
$26
$41
MEDIAN: $26.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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Salary
$49,106 - $119,473  
   
Bonus
$1,030 - $19,392  
Profit Sharing
$4,500  
Total Pay (?
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$46,685 - $120,748  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 70
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.90 - $41.22  
   
Overtime
$57.00  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,030 - $19,392  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,500  
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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$46,685 - $120,748  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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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.


Certified Public Accountants in Los Angeles, Calif. with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $60K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $78K. Certified Public Accountants in Los Angeles with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $94K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $117K.

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Experience Affects Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 63%



National Average
$72,000


Skills That Affect Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salaries

Tax Consulting
up arrow 30%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 15%

Software Knowledge
up arrow 12%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 12%


Quickbooks
up arrow 4%

Financial Reporting
up arrow 3%

Compliance (Financial)
up arrow 2%

Tax Preparation
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Tax Compliance
0%

Payroll Tax Compliance
0%

National Average
$72,000

Bookkeeping
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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