$63,907
Avg. Salary
$29.51
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$3,914

Profit Sharing

$2,558

Commission

$5,041

The average pay for a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is $29.51 per hour.

The average pay for a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is $63,907 per year.

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$0$112K
Salary $45,819 - $103,749
Bonus $721 - $13,088
Profit Sharing $0.50 - $10,566
Commission $498 - $33,935
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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$45,209 - $112,350
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 6,179
Hourly Data $0$60
Hourly Rate $18.22 - $51.37
Hourly Tips $10.00
Overtime $23.29 - $60.01
Annual Data $0$112K
Bonus $721 - $13,088
Commission $498 - $33,935
Profit Sharing $0.50 - $10,566
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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$45,209 - $112,350
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,041

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) Tasks

  • Ensure compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Generate and interpret financial records and statements.
  • Maintain records of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities, utilizing accounting principles.
  • Analyze financial data in order to prepare and communicate financial reports.

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Pay By Employer

$0$192K

$65,800

KPMG, LLP
31 profiles
$61,349

Bkd, Llp
18 profiles
$59,322

$64,164

$78,246

$66,362

$85,329

$64,403

Abc Corp.
11 profiles
$80,000

Deloitte
10 profiles
$60,819

Common Career Paths for Certified Public Accountant (CPA)


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Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Job Listings

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: $65,695

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Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Reviews

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

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 33703:
"Most of what you learn that is valuable is on the job."
Be patient. There are no good generalists any longer.

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
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 875 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salaries

▲42%

▲23%

▲6%

National Average
$66,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salaries








National Average
$66,000



Tax Preparation
▼2%

Microsoft Excel
▼2%

▼3%

▼3%


▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 875 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
no benefits
None: 27%