Public Accountant Salary
Public Accountants in the United States take home an average $55K per year. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Slightly less than a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 53 percent. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Job Description for Public Accountant
- Maintain records of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization.
- Maintain general ledger as needed.
- Analyze financial data in order to prepare financial reports.
- Generate and interpret financial records and statements for management.
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Pay by Experience Level for Public Accountant
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Public Accountants — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average inexperienced worker earns $54K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $60K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $61K in this role. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $76K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.