Experienced Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salary

Earnings for Experienced Certified Public Accountants come in at around $75K per year on average. Cash earnings of Experienced Certified Public Accountants — including $15K in bonuses, $12K in profit sharing proceeds, and $30K in commissions near the top of the pay scale — stretch from approximately $50K to approximately $126K depending on individual performance. Although just under a third lack health benefits of any kind, the greater part do enjoy medical insurance, and more than a third get dental coverage, too. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Experienced Certified Public Accountants (62 percent) who took the survey are female. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$49,526 - $118,059
(Median)
$50K
$75K
$120K
MEDIAN: $75,148
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$21.70 - $60.16
(Median)
$22
$34
$60
MEDIAN: $34.00
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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
$49,526 - $118,059  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,084  
Profit Sharing
$1,033 - $12,164  
Commission
$0.00 - $30,201  
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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$49,851 - $126,262  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,335
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$21.70 - $60.16  
   
Overtime
$22.34 - $60.34  
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 - $15,084  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $30,201  
Profit Sharing
$1,033 - $12,164  
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).
)
$49,851 - $126,262  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 301
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Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Experienced Certified Public Accountants in Philadelphia enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 51 percent above the national average. Experienced Certified Public Accountants will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+46 percent), New York (+43 percent), Houston (+29 percent), and Seattle (+25 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Experienced Certified Public Accountants is geography, with workers in Portland earning a whopping 25 percent below the national average.

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Skills That Affect Experienced Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salaries

Auditing
up arrow 7%

Tax Consulting
up arrow 7%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 7%

Compliance (Financial)
up arrow 6%

Financial Reporting
up arrow 4%

Tax Compliance
up arrow 4%

Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

National Average
$78,000

Software Knowledge
up arrow 1%

Tax Preparation
up arrow 2%

Quickbooks
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Payroll Tax Compliance
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 7%

Bookkeeping
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 318 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 31%
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