Experienced Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salary

Experienced Certified Public Accountants take home an average $78K annually. Total cash compensation for Experienced Certified Public Accountants runs from $52K to $132K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $17K and profit sharing that can reach almost $10K. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and roughly a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a majority and dental coverage is claimed by over a third. The majority of Experienced Certified Public Accountants (65 percent) who took the survey are female. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$51,799 - $123,579
$52K
$78K
$120K
MEDIAN: $78,107
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$22.51 - $64.31
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$35
$64
MEDIAN: $34.66
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,799 - $123,579  
   
Bonus
$972 - $16,808  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,220  
Commission
$1,532 - $48,936  
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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$51,916 - $131,678  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 778
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$22.51 - $64.31  
   
Overtime
$32.00 - $62.65  
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
$972 - $16,808  
   
Commission
$1,532 - $48,936  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,220  
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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$51,916 - $131,678  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 170

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $80,620

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Boston, Philadelphia, and New York — America's eastern region — boast salaries above the national rate for Experienced Certified Public Accountants. Experienced Certified Public Accountants in Fort Collins make 32 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Portland and Overland Park (28 percent lower and 15 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 113 votes.
10-19 years
81%
20 years or more
19%
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Skills That Affect Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salaries

Financial Analysis
▲12%

▲5%

Tax Compliance
▲5%

Tax Consulting
▲2%

Compliance (Financial)
▲2%

Microsoft Office
▲2%

Financial Reporting
▲1%

National Average
$81,000


Data Analysis
▼2%

Microsoft Excel
▼3%

Software Knowledge
▼3%

General Ledger Accounting
▼4%

Quickbooks
▼5%

Bookkeeping
▼7%

Payroll Tax Compliance
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 113 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
no benefits
None: 32%