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

An Experienced Certified Public Accountant (CPA) earns an average salary of $72,979 per year.
Experienced Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Total Pay (?
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$48,921 - $110,758
(Median)
49K
58K
73K
90K
110K
MEDIAN: $72,979
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Experienced Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Total Pay (?
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$20.81 - $63.60
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,921 - $110,758  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,239  
Profit Sharing
$1,222 - $12,208  
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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$49,182 - $123,095  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,906
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.81 - $63.60  
   
Overtime
$21.72 - $54.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,239  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $19,392  
Profit Sharing
$1,222 - $12,208  
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).
)
$49,182 - $123,095  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,906
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Pay Difference By Location

Philadelphia
up arrow 51%
New York
up arrow 50%
Los Angeles
up arrow 26%
Seattle
up arrow 25%
Raleigh
up arrow 20%
San Diego
up arrow 19%
Chicago
up arrow 11%
Dallas
up arrow 10%
Tampa
up arrow 8%
Atlanta
up arrow 6%
Miami
up arrow 5%
National Average
$75,000
Portland
up arrow 23%
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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 7%
Financial Reporting
up arrow 5%
Compliance (Financial)
up arrow 5%
Tax Compliance
up arrow 3%
Data Analysis
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%
Software Knowledge
up arrow 5%
Bookkeeping
up arrow 6%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%

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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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