Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Los Angeles Salary

For Certified Public Accountants in Los Angeles, Calif., annual average wages total $70K per year. Most Certified Public Accountants in Los Angeles report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while about two-fifths get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than two-fifths. Male Los Angeles Certified Public Accountants are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 54 percent of the field. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,941 - $104,253
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$70K
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MEDIAN: $69,791
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$19.90 - $77.28
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$77
MEDIAN: $31.95
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Salary
$48,941 - $104,253  
   
Bonus
$1,007 - $15,893  
Profit Sharing
$3,250  
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$46,182 - $114,214  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 65
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Hourly Rate
$19.90 - $77.28  
   
Overtime
$52.00  
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,007 - $15,893  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,250  
Total Pay (?
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$46,182 - $114,214  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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About Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles County, California
3,971,896
Male:
1,958,998 (49.3%)
Female:
2,012,898 (50.7%)
Los Angeles (/lɒs ˈændʒəlᵻs/, Spanish for "The Angels"), officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the second-most populous city in the United States after New York City, the most populous city in California, and the county seat of Los Angeles County. Situated in Southern California, Los Angeles is known for its mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, sprawling metropolis, and as a major center of the American entertainment industry. Los Angeles lies in a large coastal basin surrounded on three sides by mountains reaching up to and over 10,000 feet (3,000 m). Historically home to the Chumash and Tongva, Los Angeles was claimed by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo for Spain in 1542 along with the rest of what would become Alta California. The city was officially founded on September 4, 1781, by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve. It became a part of Mexico in 1821 following the Mexican...
Los Angeles:
$52,024
California:
$64,500
$1,271
Los Angeles:
$542,100
California:
$449,100
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Pay by Experience Level for Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Pay by Experience for a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) has a positive trend. An entry-level Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 48 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 31 salaries. An experienced Certified Public Accountant (CPA) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 14 salaries. A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $105,000 based on 5 salaries.

Key Stats for Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salaries

Late-Career
▲49%

▲42%

▲10%

National Average
$71,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salaries

Tax Consulting
▲32%

Microsoft Office
▲13%

Financial Analysis
▲12%

Compliance (Financial)
▲6%


Software Knowledge
▲5%


▲3%

Quickbooks
▲3%

Microsoft Excel
▲3%


Payroll Tax Compliance
▲2%

▲1%

General Ledger Accounting
▼0%

National Average
$71,000

Data Analysis
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 11%