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Experienced Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salary

The average Experienced Certified Public Accountant earns approximately $74K annually. In the world of Experienced Certified Public Accountants, total cash compensation ranges from $50K on the lower end to $125K on the higher end; this includes bonuses that reach $15K and profit sharing that approaches $13K in rare cases, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $19K. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The majority of Experienced Certified Public Accountants (61 percent) who took the survey are female. Although slightly less than a third lack health benefits of any kind, the larger part do enjoy medical insurance, and over a third get dental coverage, too. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$49,117 - $116,136
(Median)
$49K
$74K
$120K
MEDIAN: $73,877
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90%

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$21.33 - $62.46
(Median)
$21
$34
$62
MEDIAN: $34.00
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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
$49,117 - $116,136  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,035  
Profit Sharing
$1,453 - $12,539  
Commission
$0.00 - $19,392  
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).
)
$49,522 - $125,216  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,411
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
$21.33 - $62.46  
   
Overtime
$21.81 - $56.07  
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 - $15,035  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $19,392  
Profit Sharing
$1,453 - $12,539  
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).
)
$49,522 - $125,216  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 333
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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 55 percent. Experienced Certified Public Accountants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+46 percent), San Francisco (+34 percent), Seattle (+26 percent), and Los Angeles (+24 percent). Experienced Certified Public Accountants in Portland earn salaries far below the national average by 24 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field.

Skills That Affect Experienced Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salaries

Tax Consulting
up arrow 9%

Auditing
up arrow 8%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 7%

Compliance (Financial)
up arrow 7%

Data Analysis
up arrow 5%

Tax Compliance
up arrow 4%

Financial Reporting
up arrow 4%

National Average
$76,000

Quickbooks
up arrow 2%

Tax Preparation
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Payroll Tax Compliance
up arrow 5%

Accounting
up arrow 5%

Bookkeeping
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 405 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 31%