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Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) Salary

A Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) earns an average salary of $126,841 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$53,309 - $191,803
(Median)
$53K
$130K
$190K
MEDIAN: $126,841
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$53,309 - $191,803  
   
Bonus
$1,939 - $59,933  
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$40,477 - $216,254  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 121

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Job Description for Chief Accounting Officer (CAO)

  • Oversee internal and external audits, and make recommendations and changes to processes.
  • Track records, plan, and file all state and federal taxes, along with internal and external financial reports.
  • Oversee all accounting, including ledgers, assets, credit, collections, and accounts.
  • Oversee payroll and budgeting processes to ensure the flow of operations.

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Experience Affects Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$148,000

Skills That Affect Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) Salaries

Financial Reporting
up arrow 4%

National Average
$148,000

Accounting
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 7%