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Average Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salary

$66,590
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,990
Bonus
$4,500
Commission
$3,051
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The average salary for a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is $66,590.
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$48k
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$67k
90%
$111k
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$48k - $111k
Bonus
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$570 - $15k
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$487 - $26k
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$47k - $120k
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What Do Certified Public Accountant (CPA)s Do?

Job Satisfaction for Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

4.1 out of 5
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Popular Employer Salaries for Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

The top respondents for the job title Certified Public Accountant (CPA) are from the companies EY (Ernst & Young), KPMG, LLP and CliftonLarsonAllen. Reported salaries are highest at Deloitte & Touche LLP where the average pay is $76,535. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include EY (Ernst & Young) and CliftonLarsonAllen, earning around $75,000 and $74,250, respectively. KPMG, LLP pays the lowest at around $61,279. RSM McGladrey Incorporated and Deloitte also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $64,403 and $67,000, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Certified Public Accountant (CPA)s?

Skills in Financial Reporting, Tax Consulting and Tax Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Auditing and Tax Preparation.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Certified Public Accountant (CPA)s?

An entry-level Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $52,787 based on 183 salaries. An early career Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,450 based on 1,684 salaries. A mid-career Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,952 based on 1,287 salaries. An experienced Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $82,197 based on 1,022 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $94,114.
Employees with Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 16.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (14.2% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (10.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (0.9% less) and Houston, Texas (0.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 5,120 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.6%
Early Career
32.9%
Mid Career
25.1%
Experienced
20.0%
Late Career
18.4%

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