Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salary in Los Angeles

Certified Public Accountants in Los Angeles can expect to earn an average of $68K per year. Overall incomes of Certified Public Accountants in Los Angeles, Calif. generally bottom out at around $48K and peak near $132K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $20K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and just over a half collect dental insurance. The majority of Los Angeles Certified Public Accountants (64 percent) who took the survey are men. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$49,307 - $125,240
(Median)
$49K
$68K
$130K
MEDIAN: $68,241
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90%

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$13.28 - $97.87
(Median)
$13
$22
$98
MEDIAN: $21.00
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90%

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National Salary 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
Salary
$49,307 - $125,240  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,866  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $19,866  
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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$48,174 - $131,802  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 131
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$13.28 - $97.87  
   
Overtime
$15.10 - $59.60  
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$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,866  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $19,866  
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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$48,174 - $131,802  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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Pay by Experience Level for Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Los Angeles, California

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. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $56K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $79K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Los Angeles Certified Public Accountants make a median salary of $97K. Certified Public Accountants in Los Angeles with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $102K.

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Experience Affects Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Los Angeles, California Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%

Experienced
up arrow 37%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$71,000


Skills That Affect Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Los Angeles, California Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 29%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 18%

Software Knowledge
up arrow 18%

Tax Compliance
up arrow 15%

Tax Consulting
up arrow 2%

Quickbooks
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

National Average
$71,000

Compliance (Financial)
up arrow 1%

Financial Reporting
up arrow 2%

Auditing
up arrow 3%

Payroll Tax Compliance
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 8%

Tax Preparation
up arrow 10%

Bookkeeping
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 14%
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