Experienced Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salary (United States)

An Experienced Certified Public Accountant (CPA) earns an average salary of $72,822 per year.
Experienced Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Total Pay (?
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$48,813 - $112,587
(Median)
49K
58K
73K
91K
110K
MEDIAN: $72,822
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Experienced Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Total Pay (?
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$20.75 - $62.02
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,813 - $112,587  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,465  
Profit Sharing
$1,227 - $12,122  
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).
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$49,114 - $123,757  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,018
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.75 - $62.02  
   
Overtime
$21.96 - $53.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,465  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $19,392  
Profit Sharing
$1,227 - $12,122  
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).
)
$49,114 - $123,757  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,018
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Pay Difference By Location
New York
up arrow 54%
Philadelphia
up arrow 51%
San Francisco
up arrow 34%
Los Angeles
up arrow 27%
Seattle
up arrow 21%
Chicago
up arrow 12%
Miami
up arrow 10%
Houston
up arrow 9%
Dallas
up arrow 9%
Tampa
up arrow 8%
St. Louis
up arrow 7%
Columbus
up arrow 6%
Atlanta
up arrow 4%
National Average
$75,000
Birmingham
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Portland
up arrow 22%
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Skills That Affect Experienced Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salaries

Tax Consulting
up arrow 10%
Auditing
up arrow 9%
Financial Analysis
up arrow 6%
Financial Reporting
up arrow 5%
Compliance (Financial)
up arrow 5%
Data Analysis
up arrow 4%
Tax Compliance
up arrow 3%
Quickbooks
0%
National Average
$75,000
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%
Tax Preparation
up arrow 3%
Payroll Tax Compliance
up arrow 3%
Accounting
up arrow 4%
Bookkeeping
up arrow 6%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%
Software Knowledge
up arrow 9%
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Gender
Female
59%
female alumni
 
Male
41%
male alumni
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 31%
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