Experienced Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salary

Average Experienced Certified Public Accountants make around $79K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $19K and $10K, respectively — total cash payment to Experienced Certified Public Accountants can bottom out near $52K or peak near $134K depending on individual performance. While some workers in this profession — approximately one-third — do not have any health coverage, the larger part do receive medical benefits and over a third have dental insurance. More than half of Experienced Certified Public Accountants (67 percent) survey participants are women. Work is enjoyable for Experienced Certified Public Accountants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$52,831 - $126,333
$53K
$79K
$130K
MEDIAN: $79,215
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$22.29 - $54.67
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MEDIAN: $34.61
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$0$134K
Salary $52,831 - $126,333
Bonus $737 - $18,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,272
Commission $-0.50 - $49,316
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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$53,035 - $134,135
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 783
Hourly Data $0$60
Hourly Rate $22.29 - $54.67
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $27.74 - $60.91
Annual Data $0$134K
Bonus $737 - $18,000
Commission $-0.50 - $49,316
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,272
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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$53,035 - $134,135
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 169

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Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $81,491

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

For Experienced Certified Public Accountants, top-notch salaries can be found in eastern parts of the United States: Boston, Philadelphia, and New York offer exceptional salaries — better than the national average for those in this field. Experienced Certified Public Accountants in Fort Collins earn salaries far below the national average by 33 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Workers in Portland and Overland Park earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (28 percent less and 16 percent less, respectively).

Key Stats for Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 138 votes.
10-19 years
82%
20 years or more
18%
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Skills That Affect Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salaries

Financial Analysis
▲11%

▲4%

Tax Compliance
▲4%

Tax Consulting
▲1%

Compliance (Financial)
▲1%

Microsoft Office
▲1%

Financial Reporting
▼0%

National Average
$81,000


Data Analysis
▼3%

Microsoft Excel
▼4%

Software Knowledge
▼4%

General Ledger Accounting
▼5%

Quickbooks
▼6%

Bookkeeping
▼8%

Payroll Tax Compliance
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 138 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
vision benefits
Vision: 30%
no benefits
None: 32%
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