Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salary in Los Angeles (United States)

The average salary for a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Los Angeles, California is $64,165 per year. A skill in Tax Compliance is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Los Angeles, California Total Pay (?
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$46,260 - $104,066
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $64,165
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Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Los Angeles, California Total Pay (?
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$13.09 - $49.66
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,260 - $104,066  
   
Bonus
$200.00 - $19,774  
Profit Sharing
$1,500 - $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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$45,396 - $112,704  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 188
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.09 - $49.66  
   
Overtime
$19.57 - $65.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$200.00 - $19,774  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500 - $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).
)
$45,396 - $112,704  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 188
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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 Affects Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Los Angeles, California Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 47%
Experienced
up arrow 43%
Mid-Career
up arrow 12%
National Average
$66,000

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

Tax Compliance
up arrow 16%
Data Analysis
up arrow 7%
Compliance (Financial)
up arrow 4%
National Average
$66,000
Financial Analysis
up arrow 1%
Tax Consulting
up arrow 2%
Payroll Tax Compliance
up arrow 2%
Financial Reporting
up arrow 3%
Auditing
up arrow 4%
Tax Preparation
up arrow 5%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 8%
Quickbooks
up arrow 8%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 8%
Bookkeeping
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
34%
female alumni
 
Male
66%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 11%
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