A Public Accountant earns an average salary of $52,292 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Public Accountant Total Pay (?
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$39,324 - $77,749
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47K
62K
78K
MEDIAN: $52,292
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Public Accountant Total Pay (?
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$13.97 - $30.91
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,324 - $77,749  
   
Bonus
$204.26 - $9,729  
Profit Sharing
$1,206 - $3,425  
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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$40,371 - $81,538  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 166
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.97 - $30.91  
   
Overtime
$1.71 - $35.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$204.26 - $9,729  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,206 - $3,425  
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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$40,371 - $81,538  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 166
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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.
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Experience Affects Public Accountant Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%
Late-Career
up arrow 16%
National Average
$53,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 3%
Experienced
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Public Accountant Salaries

Tax Preparation
0%
National Average
$53,000
Auditing
up arrow 2%
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Gender
Female
37%
female alumni
 
Male
63%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 14%
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