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

Experienced Certified Public Accountant (CPA)s who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up almost all of Experienced Certified Public Accountant (CPA)s . Pay fluctuates from $49,247 to $123,848 per year, but expected earnings average $75,640 annually. Total cash incomes of Experienced Certified Public Accountant (CPA)s run from $48,959 to $112,289, depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $15,240, profit sharing that reaches $12,822, and some commissions of nearly $19,392. Some workers in this field—around one third—are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by about a third. Most Experienced Certified Public Accountant (CPA)s (60 percent) are women. Most Experienced Certified Public Accountant (CPA)s like their work and job satisfaction is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Experienced Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salary (?
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$48,959 - $112,289
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MEDIAN: $73,150
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Experienced Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salary (?
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$20.81 - $63.60
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MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,959 - $112,289  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,240  
Profit Sharing
$1,246 - $12,822  
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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$49,247 - $123,848  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,511
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.81 - $63.60  
   
Overtime
$21.96 - $54.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,240  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $19,392  
Profit Sharing
$1,246 - $12,822  
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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$49,247 - $123,848  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 352
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Pay Difference By Location

Philadelphia
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New York
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San Francisco
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Los Angeles
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Seattle
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Tampa
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Raleigh
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San Diego
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Chicago
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Dallas
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Atlanta
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Miami
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National Average
$76,000
Portland
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For Experienced Certified Public Accountant (CPA)s, busy Philadelphia offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 52 percent above the national average. Those in search of high salaries should also consider checking out cities like New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Seattle, top-paying markets where Experienced Certified Public Accountant (CPA)s rake in more than the national norm (+47 percent, +35 percent, +25 percent, and +25 percent). The lowest-paying market is Portland, which sits 23 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay.

Skills That Affect Experienced Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salaries

Tax Consulting
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Auditing
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Financial Analysis
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Compliance (Financial)
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Financial Reporting
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Tax Compliance
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Data Analysis
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Quickbooks
0%
National Average
$76,000
Microsoft Excel
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Software Knowledge
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Tax Preparation
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Payroll Tax Compliance
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Accounting
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Microsoft Office
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Bookkeeping
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 484 votes.

Gender

Female
60%
female alumni
 
Male
40%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 31%
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