Experienced Certified Public Accountants can expect wages of $78K per year on average. Including potential for bonuses, profit sharing and commission — peaking near $17K, $10K, and $49K, respectively — total cash payment to Experienced Certified Public Accountants can bottom out near $52K or top out at around $132K. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Experienced Certified Public Accountants. More than half of Experienced Certified Public Accountants (66 percent) survey participants are women. While around one in three report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and more than a third have dental, as well. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$51,976 - $124,341
$52K
$78K
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MEDIAN: $77,918
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$22.69 - $62.86
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$34
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MEDIAN: $34.32
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,976 - $124,341  
   
Bonus
$982 - $16,540  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,150  
Commission
$1,532 - $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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$52,033 - $132,482  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 792
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$22.69 - $62.86  
   
Overtime
$32.30 - $62.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$982 - $16,540  
   
Commission
$1,532 - $48,936  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,150  
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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$52,033 - $132,482  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 178

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $80,226

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For Experienced Certified Public Accountants, heading east means bigger paychecks — those in Boston, Philadelphia, and New York earn more on average than Experienced Certified Public Accountants in the rest of the country. Experienced Certified Public Accountants in Fort Collins take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 32 percent less than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Portland (27 percent lower) and Overland Park (14 percent lower).

Key Stats for Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 112 votes.
081
10-19 years
81%
20 years or more
19%
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Skills That Affect Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salaries

Financial Analysis
up arrow 13%

Tax Compliance
up arrow 5%


Compliance (Financial)
up arrow 3%

Financial Reporting
up arrow 2%

Tax Consulting
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

National Average
$80,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Software Knowledge
up arrow 1%


Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 3%

Quickbooks
up arrow 4%

Bookkeeping
up arrow 7%

Payroll Tax Compliance
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 112 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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