$89,772
Avg. Salary
$41.71
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$5,034

Bonus

$4,829

Profit Sharing

$8,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is $41.71 per hour.

The average pay for a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is $89,772 per year.

$24.99
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MEDIAN $41.71
$58k
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$160k
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MEDIAN $89,772
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$0$193K
Salary $58,161 - $160,247
Bonus $241 - $26,087
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $49,665
Commission $503 - $119,195
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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$58,474 - $193,991
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 29 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 954
Hourly Data $0$100
Hourly Rate $24.99 - $100
Overtime $32.96 - $79.51
Annual Data $0$193K
Bonus $241 - $26,087
Commission $503 - $119,195
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $49,665
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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$58,474 - $193,991
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 29 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 248

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) Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

31%

12%

-9%

National Average: $92,969

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.

Key Stats for Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 194 votes.
20 years or more
100%

Skills That Affect Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salaries

Tax Consulting
▲12%

Financial Analysis
▲12%

Tax Compliance
▲7%

Compliance (Financial)
▲4%

National Average
$93,000



Quickbooks
▼5%

▼7%

Payroll Tax Compliance
▼7%

Software Knowledge
▼7%

General Ledger Accounting
▼8%

Microsoft Excel
▼8%

Data Analysis
▼10%

Microsoft Office
▼11%

Bookkeeping
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 194 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 30%
vision benefits
Vision: 22%
no benefits
None: 40%