Experienced Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salary

Experienced Certified Public Accountants take home an average $75K annually. The final incomes of Experienced Certified Public Accountants generally vary between $50K and $125K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses, profit sharing, and commissions as high as $15K, $12K, and $20K, respectively. Most Experienced Certified Public Accountants like their work and job satisfaction is high. While slightly less than a third report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and over a third have dental, as well. The majority of Experienced Certified Public Accountants (62 percent) who took the survey are women. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,720 - $117,005

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$21.68 - $60.22

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,720 - $117,005  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,017  
Profit Sharing
$1,016 - $12,255  
Commission
$0.00 - $20,426  
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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$50,052 - $125,341  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,317
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$21.68 - $60.22  
   
Overtime
$22.38 - $60.20  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,017  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $20,426  
Profit Sharing
$1,016 - $12,255  
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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$50,052 - $125,341  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 300
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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 49 percent. Experienced Certified Public Accountants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+46 percent), New York (+43 percent), Houston (+28 percent), and Los Angeles (+23 percent). Experienced Certified Public Accountants in Portland take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 25 percent less than 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 3%

Data Analysis
up arrow 3%

Software Knowledge
0%

National Average
$78,000

Tax Preparation
up arrow 2%

Quickbooks
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Payroll Tax Compliance
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%

Bookkeeping
up arrow 8%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 298 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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