Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Los Angeles Salary

Median pay for Los Angeles Certified Public Accountants is around $68K annually. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most enjoy medical while a little over a half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just under a half. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,746 - $122,131
(Median)
$50K
$68K
$120K
MEDIAN: $68,128
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$14.00 - $70.00
(Median)
$14
$24
$70
MEDIAN: $23.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,746 - $122,131  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,050  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
Total Pay (?
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$48,457 - $124,304  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 121
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.00 - $70.00  
   
Overtime
$29.66  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,050  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$48,457 - $124,304  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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Pay by Experience Level for Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Certified Public Accountants in Los Angeles, Calif. with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $57K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $76K. Certified Public Accountants in Los Angeles who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $89K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $96K.

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Experience Affects Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%


Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$71,000


Skills That Affect Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salaries

Software Knowledge
up arrow 14%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 11%

Tax Compliance
up arrow 8%

Tax Consulting
up arrow 7%

Financial Reporting
up arrow 5%

Quickbooks
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Auditing
up arrow 2%

Data Analysis
0%

Compliance (Financial)
0%

National Average
$71,000

Payroll Tax Compliance
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Tax Preparation
up arrow 8%

Bookkeeping
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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