Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salary in Los Angeles

An average Certified Public Accountant in Los Angeles can expect to take home roughly $69K annually. Total cash compensation to Certified Public Accountants in Los Angeles, Calif. ranges from $48K on the lower end to $129K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $20K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a little more than half collect dental insurance. The majority of Certified Public Accountants in Los Angeles (64 percent) survey respondents are male. Work is enjoyable for Los Angeles Certified Public Accountants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$49,350 - $124,484

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$13.28 - $97.87

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,350 - $124,484  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,000  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $19,866  
Total Pay (?
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$48,154 - $128,783  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 130
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$13.28 - $97.87  
   
Overtime
$15.10 - $59.60  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,000  
   
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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$48,154 - $128,783  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $56K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $79K. For Los Angeles Certified Public Accountants, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $96K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $104K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 47%


Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$71,000


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

Data Analysis
up arrow 28%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 18%

Software Knowledge
up arrow 18%

Tax Compliance
up arrow 14%

Tax Consulting
up arrow 10%

Quickbooks
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

National Average
$71,000

Auditing
up arrow 1%

Compliance (Financial)
up arrow 1%

Financial Reporting
up arrow 2%

Payroll Tax Compliance
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 8%

Tax Preparation
up arrow 9%

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: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 14%
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