Average Entry-Level Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salary

$52,223
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$2,059
Bonus
$1,965
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is $52,223.
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$40k
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$52k
90%
$68k
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$40k - $68k
Bonus
$481 - $7k
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$5 - $10k
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$39k - $69k
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Popular Skills for Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

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

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

An early career Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $57,769 based on 2,037 salaries. A mid-career Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,620 based on 1,439 salaries. An experienced Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,093 based on 1,195 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $96,450.
Employees with Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 16.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (14.3% more) and Chicago, Illinois (10.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Los Angeles, California (7.7% less) and Dallas, Texas (5.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 5,699 survey responses.
Early Career
35.7%
Mid Career
25.3%
Experienced
21.0%
Late Career
18.0%

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