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Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) Salary (United States)

A Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) earns an average salary of $127,026 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) Salary (?
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$55,779 - $192,670
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MEDIAN: $127,026
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$55,779 - $192,670  
   
Bonus
$1,500 - $58,374  
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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$48,009 - $218,810  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 116
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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 6%
Experienced
up arrow 4%
National Average
$149,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Skills That Affect Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) Salaries

Financial Reporting
up arrow 6%
National Average
$149,000
Accounting
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
39%
female alumni
 
Male
61%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 6%