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Experienced Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salary

Median pay for Experienced Certified Public Accountants lies in the neighborhood of $75K annually. In the world of Experienced Certified Public Accountants, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $15K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $13K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $50K and $127K. Although more than half have medical coverage and over a third have dental coverage, about one in three claim no health benefits at all. Women account for the majority of Experienced Certified Public Accountants who responded to the questionnaire — 63 percent to be exact. Most Experienced Certified Public Accountants like their work and job satisfaction is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$49,164 - $118,221
(Median)
$49K
$75K
$120K
MEDIAN: $74,706
10%
50%
90%

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$21.80 - $61.96
(Median)
$22
$34
$62
MEDIAN: $33.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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
Salary
$49,164 - $118,221  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,031  
Profit Sharing
$1,209 - $12,668  
Commission
$0.00 - $19,866  
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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$49,560 - $126,740  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,361
National Hourly Rate 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$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$21.80 - $61.96  
   
Overtime
$22.25 - $56.00  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,031  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $19,866  
Profit Sharing
$1,209 - $12,668  
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).
)
$49,560 - $126,740  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 320

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Pay Difference by Location


Experienced Certified Public Accountants will find that Philadelphia offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 50 percent. Experienced Certified Public Accountants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+47 percent), San Francisco (+36 percent), San Diego (+27 percent), and Seattle (+26 percent). Experienced Certified Public Accountants in Portland make 25 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Employers pay around 5 percent less in Fort Collins and 4 percent less in Birmingham, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Skills That Affect Experienced Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salaries

Tax Consulting
up arrow 8%

Auditing
up arrow 7%

Compliance (Financial)
up arrow 7%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 6%

Data Analysis
up arrow 5%

Financial Reporting
up arrow 4%

Tax Compliance
up arrow 3%

National Average
$77,000

Software Knowledge
up arrow 2%

Tax Preparation
up arrow 3%

Quickbooks
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Payroll Tax Compliance
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Bookkeeping
up arrow 8%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 362 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 32%