Public Accountant Salary (United States)

A Public Accountant earns an average salary of $52,369 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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$39,938 - $76,809
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47K
62K
77K
MEDIAN: $52,369
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Public Accountant Total Pay (?
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$13.97 - $30.91
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,938 - $76,809  
   
Bonus
$192.71 - $9,895  
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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$40,596 - $80,482  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 161
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.97 - $30.91  
   
Overtime
$21.60 - $35.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$192.71 - $9,895  
   
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).
)
$40,596 - $80,482  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 161
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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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Experience Affects Public Accountant Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 20%
Late-Career
up arrow 15%
National Average
$53,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 3%
Experienced
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Public Accountant Salaries

Tax Preparation
up arrow 1%
National Average
$53,000
Auditing
up arrow 1%
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Gender
Female
37%
female alumni
 
Male
63%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
9%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 15%
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