Experienced Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salary

Average Experienced Certified Public Accountants make around $79K annually. In the world of Experienced Certified Public Accountants, overall income ranges from $52K near the bottom to $133K at the top; this can include more than $19K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. The majority of Experienced Certified Public Accountants (67 percent) who took the survey are female. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Although nearly one in three lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and over a third get dental coverage, too. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$52,358 - $124,562
$52K
$79K
$120K
MEDIAN: $78,635
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$22.52 - $63.62
$23
$34
$64
MEDIAN: $34.39
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$0$133K
Salary $52,358 - $124,562
Bonus $741 - $19,435
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,264
Commission $1,521 - $49,316
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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$52,326 - $133,253
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 769
Hourly Data $0$63
Hourly Rate $22.52 - $63.62
Overtime $24.73 - $61.36
Annual Data $0$133K
Bonus $741 - $19,435
Commission $1,521 - $49,316
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,264
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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$52,326 - $133,253
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 173

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $80,931

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Eastern cities like Boston, Philadelphia, and New York are lucrative areas for Experienced Certified Public Accountants, where pay is higher than the national average. Experienced Certified Public Accountants in Fort Collins take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 33 percent less than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Portland (28 percent lower) and Overland Park (15 percent lower).

Key Stats for Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 126 votes.
10-19 years
81%
20 years or more
19%
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Skills That Affect Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salaries

Financial Analysis
▲12%

▲5%

Tax Compliance
▲5%

Tax Consulting
▲2%

Compliance (Financial)
▲2%

Microsoft Office
▲2%

Financial Reporting
▲1%

National Average
$81,000


Data Analysis
▼2%

Microsoft Excel
▼3%

Software Knowledge
▼4%

General Ledger Accounting
▼5%

Quickbooks
▼6%

Bookkeeping
▼7%

Payroll Tax Compliance
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 126 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
no benefits
None: 33%
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