Public Accountant Salary (United States)

A Public Accountant earns an average salary of $52,791 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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$40,477 - $77,880
(Median)
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53K
62K
78K
MEDIAN: $52,790
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Public Accountant Total Pay (?
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$10.30 - $43.15
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$40,477 - $77,880  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,033  
Profit Sharing
$1,197 - $3,477  
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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$40,379 - $81,771  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 143
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $43.15  
   
Overtime
$21.45 - $32.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,033  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,197 - $3,477  
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).
)
$40,379 - $81,771  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 143
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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 15%
National Average
$54,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 5%
Experienced
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Public Accountant Salaries

Tax Preparation
0%
National Average
$54,000
Auditing
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
37%
female alumni
 
Male
63%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 16%
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