Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Los Angeles Salary

Pay for Los Angeles Certified Public Accountants sits in the ballpark of $70K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and more than two-fifths earn dental coverage. Male Certified Public Accountants in Los Angeles, Calif. are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 54 percent of the field. For the most part, Certified Public Accountants in Los Angeles enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$48,890 - $103,582
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MEDIAN: $70,059
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$19.85 - $70.00
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MEDIAN: $28.70
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Salary
$48,890 - $103,582  
   
Bonus
$1,014 - $15,781  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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$46,371 - $106,212  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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Hourly Rate
$19.85 - $70.00  
   
Overtime
$52.00  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,014 - $15,781  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$46,371 - $106,212  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 14

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About Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles County, California
3,971,896
Male:
1,958,998 (49.3%)
Female:
2,012,898 (50.7%)
Los Angeles (/lɒs ˈændʒəlᵻs/, Spanish for "The Angels"), officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the second-most populous city in the United States after New York City, the most populous city in California, and the county seat of Los Angeles County. Situated in Southern California, Los Angeles is known for its mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, sprawling metropolis, and as a major center of the American entertainment industry. Los Angeles lies in a large coastal basin surrounded on three sides by mountains reaching up to and over 10,000 feet (3,000 m). Historically home to the Chumash and Tongva, Los Angeles was claimed by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo for Spain in 1542 along with the rest of what would become Alta California. The city was officially founded on September 4, 1781, by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve. It became a part of Mexico in 1821 following the Mexican...
Los Angeles:
$52,024
California:
$64,500
$1,271
Los Angeles:
$542,100
California:
$449,100
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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. generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $60K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $77K. For Certified Public Accountants in Los Angeles, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $88K. Certified Public Accountants in Los Angeles, Calif. who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $105K.

Key Stats for Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salaries

Late-Career
▲49%

▲25%

▲10%

National Average
$71,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salaries

Tax Consulting
▲28%

Microsoft Office
▲13%

Financial Analysis
▲12%

Software Knowledge
▲9%

▲7%

Financial Reporting
▲6%

Quickbooks
▲4%

Compliance (Financial)
▲4%


Microsoft Excel
▲3%


Payroll Tax Compliance
▲2%

Bookkeeping
▲1%

National Average
$71,000

Data Analysis
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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