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Experienced Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salary

Earnings for Experienced Certified Public Accountants come in at around $75K per year on average. Overall incomes of Experienced Certified Public Accountants — including $15K bonuses, $13K profit sharing proceeds, and $20K commissions on the more lucrative end — generally ranges between $50K and $127K. Although about one in three lack health benefits of any kind, the greater part do enjoy medical insurance, and more than a third get dental coverage, too. The majority of Experienced Certified Public Accountants (62 percent) who took the survey are women. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,292 - $118,301
(Median)
$49K
$75K
$120K
MEDIAN: $75,006
10%
50%
90%

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$21.90 - $61.68
(Median)
$22
$34
$62
MEDIAN: $34.00
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50%
90%

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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
$49,292 - $118,301  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,021  
Profit Sharing
$1,219 - $12,539  
Commission
$0.00 - $19,866  
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).
)
$49,702 - $127,176  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,360
National Hourly Rate 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$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$21.90 - $61.68  
   
Overtime
$22.56 - $56.23  
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 - $15,021  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $19,866  
Profit Sharing
$1,219 - $12,539  
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).
)
$49,702 - $127,176  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 316

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Surpassing the national average by 49 percent, Experienced Certified Public Accountants in Philadelphia receive some of the highest pay in the country. Experienced Certified Public Accountants will also find cushy salaries in New York (+48 percent), San Francisco (+41 percent), San Diego (+26 percent), and Seattle (+26 percent). The lowest-paying market is Fort Collins, which sits 29 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Employers pay around 25 percent less in Portland and 5 percent less in Birmingham, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Skills That Affect Experienced Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salaries

Tax Consulting
up arrow 8%

Auditing
up arrow 7%

Compliance (Financial)
up arrow 7%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 6%

Data Analysis
up arrow 5%

Financial Reporting
up arrow 4%

Tax Compliance
up arrow 3%

National Average
$77,000

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%

Bookkeeping
up arrow 8%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 354 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 32%
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