Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salary in Los Angeles

An average Certified Public Accountant in Los Angeles, Calif. can expect to take home roughly $67K annually. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly less than half. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 62 percent of Los Angeles Certified Public Accountants are male. Most Certified Public Accountants in Los Angeles, Calif. report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$49,124 - $125,075
(Median)
$49K
$67K
$130K
MEDIAN: $67,256
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90%

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$13.18 - $98.63
(Median)
$13
$22
$99
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
$49,124 - $125,075  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,273  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $3,500  
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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$48,021 - $131,802  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 132
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$13.18 - $98.63  
   
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 - $20,273  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $3,500  
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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$48,021 - $131,802  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $56K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $79K. Certified Public Accountants in Los Angeles, Calif. with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $97K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $102K.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 46%

Experienced
up arrow 38%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$70,000


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

Data Analysis
up arrow 29%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 19%

Software Knowledge
up arrow 19%

Tax Compliance
up arrow 15%

Tax Consulting
up arrow 2%

Quickbooks
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Auditing
0%

Compliance (Financial)
0%

National Average
$70,000

Financial Reporting
up arrow 1%

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
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 13%
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