Late-Career Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Late-Career Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is $79,940 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Project Management and Financial Analysis.
Late-Career Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Total Pay (?
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$49,565 - $148,437
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $79,939
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Late-Career Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Total Pay (?
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$24.80 - $102.56
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MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$49,565 - $148,437  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,745  
Profit Sharing
$1,250 - $40,547  
Commission
$0.00 - $48,936  
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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$51,241 - $174,332  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,221
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$24.80 - $102.56  
   
Overtime
$30.72 - $120.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,745  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $48,936  
Profit Sharing
$1,250 - $40,547  
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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$51,241 - $174,332  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,221
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Pay Difference By Location
New York
up arrow 82%
Philadelphia
up arrow 64%
Washington
up arrow 32%
San Francisco
up arrow 25%
up arrow 23%
Chicago
up arrow 23%
Seattle
up arrow 18%
Atlanta
up arrow 17%
Los Angeles
up arrow 17%
National Average
$84,000
Columbus
up arrow 6%
Minneapolis
up arrow 9%
Phoenix
up arrow 11%
Sacramento
up arrow 11%
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Skills That Affect Late-Career Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 21%
Financial Analysis
up arrow 13%
Tax Consulting
up arrow 7%
Tax Compliance
up arrow 6%
Financial Reporting
up arrow 2%
Auditing
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%
National Average
$84,000
Compliance (Financial)
up arrow 1%
Tax Preparation
up arrow 2%
Quickbooks
up arrow 3%
Bookkeeping
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%
Payroll Administration
up arrow 5%
Accounting
up arrow 8%
Payroll Tax Compliance
up arrow 11%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
49%
female alumni
 
Male
51%
male alumni
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 28%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 38%
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