Experienced Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salary

Average Experienced Certified Public Accountants make around $76K per year. Overall cash earnings for Experienced Certified Public Accountants stretch from $50K on the lower end to $127K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $15K from bonuses and $10K from profit sharing. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under one in three are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the greater part and dental insurance is reported by more than a third. There are more female Experienced Certified Public Accountants who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 63 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Experienced Certified Public Accountants. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$50,091 - $119,449
(Median)
$50K
$76K
$120K
MEDIAN: $75,839
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90%

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$22.29 - $58.74
(Median)
$22
$34
$59
MEDIAN: $34.00
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90%

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National Salary 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
Salary
$50,091 - $119,449  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,347  
Profit Sharing
$969 - $10,140  
Commission
$0.00 - $45,615  
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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$50,455 - $127,414  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,302
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$22.29 - $58.74  
   
Overtime
$22.06 - $59.60  
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 - $15,347  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $45,615  
Profit Sharing
$969 - $10,140  
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).
)
$50,455 - $127,414  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 297
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $78,291

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For Experienced Certified Public Accountants, Philadelphia provides a pay rate that is 50 percent greater than the national average. Experienced Certified Public Accountants will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+46 percent), San Francisco (+45 percent), New York (+43 percent), and Boston (+31 percent). Experienced Certified Public Accountants' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Experienced Certified Public Accountants in Portland bring in salaries that are 25 percent lower than the national average.

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Skills That Affect Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salaries

Auditing
up arrow 7%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 6%

Tax Consulting
up arrow 5%

Tax Compliance
up arrow 4%

Compliance (Financial)
up arrow 4%

Data Analysis
up arrow 3%

Financial Reporting
up arrow 2%

National Average
$78,000

General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 1%

Tax Preparation
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Software Knowledge
up arrow 3%

Quickbooks
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Payroll Tax Compliance
up arrow 7%

Bookkeeping
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 263 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
medical benefits
Vision: 26%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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