$64,175
Avg. Salary
$29.52
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$3,894

Bonus

$2,555

Profit Sharing

$4,985

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is $29.52 per hour.

The average pay for a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is $64,175 per year.

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MEDIAN $29.52
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MEDIAN $64,175
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$0$112K
Salary $46,080 - $104,011
Bonus $729 - $12,786
Profit Sharing $0.64 - $11,042
Commission $500 - $32,500
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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$45,424 - $112,764
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 5,943
Hourly Data $0$60
Hourly Rate $18.22 - $51.79
Hourly Tips $10.00
Overtime $23.13 - $60.05
Annual Data $0$112K
Bonus $729 - $12,786
Commission $500 - $32,500
Profit Sharing $0.64 - $11,042
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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$45,424 - $112,764
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,021

Job Description for Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Certified public accountants (CPAs) generally handle the accounting, tax, reporting and/or audit processes for governments, corporations or individual clients. Their duties may vary depending on their employer and specialization. However, tasks commonly performed by CPAs include reviewing their company's financial information; preparing documentation or reporting related to finances, taxes, or audits; and staying up-to-date on changes in government regulations. They may also perform audits for their organization, as well as make suggestions on improving bookkeeping and recordkeeping processes.

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Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Pay By Employer

$0$192K

$67,595

KPMG, LLP
28 profiles
$61,744

Bkd, Llp
18 profiles
$60,000

$64,765

$79,590

$66,362

$83,872

$64,403

Deloitte
10 profiles
$60,819

Abc Corp.
10 profiles
$65,000

Common Career Paths for Certified Public Accountant (CPA)


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Popular Skills for Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Pay by Experience for a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) has a positive trend. An entry-level Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 2,166 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 1,245 salaries. An experienced Certified Public Accountant (CPA) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 948 salaries. A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 642 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $66,049

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)?

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Houston:
Pros: Experience with different financial situations.
Cons: Hours and operating process.

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Philadelphia:
"Being Promoted."
Pros: Diversity.
Cons: Travel.

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Cochran:
"School work not similar to actual work."
Do your best.

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Salina:
"Lots of long hours during tax season."
In public accounting, be prepared for a lot of long hours from December through April 15. When I say long hours, I mean 12-17 hour days. 60-80% of a CPA's revenue is earned during this time frame, so it's imperative to put in the time. Unfortunately, this means you sacrifice A LOT of family and personal time. The rest of the world goes on with their lives, but yours is frozen. The flip side of the coin is that you usually are able to enjoy a reduced work week the rest of the year until tax season rolls around again.

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Lincoln:
"Good."
Pros: Freedom and flexibilty in completing work on own time.
Cons: Answering to multiple managers and balancing all their expectations.

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Knoxville:
"The management."
Pros: Challenging type of work. Changing challenging.
Cons: Out of state travel.

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Scottsbluff:
Networking and people skills are as much a part of the job as the numbers are.

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Key Stats for Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 843 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salaries

▲41%

▲22%

▲6%

National Average
$66,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salaries






National Average
$66,000





Tax Preparation
▼2%

▼3%

▼3%

Microsoft Excel
▼3%


▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 843 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
no benefits
None: 27%