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Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salary in Los Angeles

Pay for Certified Public Accountants in Los Angeles, Calif. sits in the ballpark of $66K per year. Total cash compensation to Certified Public Accountants in Los Angeles approaches anywhere from $47K on the lower end to $127K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $29K from bonuses and upwards of $20K from profit sharing. A large number enjoy medical while just over a half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than two-fifths. The majority of Los Angeles Certified Public Accountants (62 percent) survey respondents are male. Work is enjoyable for Certified Public Accountants in Los Angeles, Calif., who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$48,619 - $123,930
MEDIAN: $66,116

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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.
$48,619 - $123,930  
$0.00 - $28,828  
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).
$47,076 - $127,427  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 139

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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.

Los Angeles Certified Public Accountants with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $56K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $79K. Certified Public Accountants in Los Angeles, Calif. claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $93K. 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 $100K on average.

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

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

Software Knowledge
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Data Analysis
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Tax Compliance
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Financial Analysis
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Tax Consulting
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Microsoft Office
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Compliance (Financial)
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Payroll Tax Compliance
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Financial Reporting
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Microsoft Excel
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Tax Preparation
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.


38 %
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 11%