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Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salary in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Certified Public Accountants take home an average $65K annually. The majority of Certified Public Accountants in Los Angeles, Calif. claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Certified Public Accountants in Los Angeles who responded to the questionnaire — 66 percent to be exact. Most enjoy medical while over one-half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$47,993 - $110,299
(Median)
$48K
$65K
$110K
MEDIAN: $64,894
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90%

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$13.18 - $49.32
(Median)
$13
$23
$49
MEDIAN: $23.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,993 - $110,299  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $19,866  
Profit Sharing
$750 - $3,000  
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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$46,381 - $124,102  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 156
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.18 - $49.32  
   
Overtime
$19.73 - $64.88  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $19,866  
   
Profit Sharing
$750 - $3,000  
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).
)
$46,381 - $124,102  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | 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.


For many Los Angeles Certified Public Accountants, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $56K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $77K. Certified Public Accountants in Los Angeles bring in $95K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $100K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 48%

Experienced
up arrow 40%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$68,000


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

Tax Compliance
up arrow 17%

Data Analysis
up arrow 5%

Compliance (Financial)
up arrow 2%

National Average
$68,000

Financial Reporting
up arrow 3%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 3%

Tax Consulting
up arrow 4%

Payroll Tax Compliance
up arrow 4%

Auditing
up arrow 5%

Tax Preparation
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 10%

Quickbooks
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 10%

Bookkeeping
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 12%