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Average Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) Salary

$169,901
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$30,713
Bonus
$19,774
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The average salary for a Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) is $169,901.
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$82k
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$170k
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$253k
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$82k - $253k
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What Do Chief Accounting Officer (CAO)s Do?

Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) Tasks
  • Oversee all accounting, including ledgers, assets, credit, collections, and accounts.
  • Oversee payroll and budgeting processes to ensure the flow of operations.
  • Oversee internal and external audits, and make recommendations and changes to processes.
  • Track records, plan, and file all state and federal taxes, along with internal and external financial reports.

Job Satisfaction for Chief Accounting Officer (CAO)

4.1 out of 5
(27)
Highly Satisfied
2Reviews

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Chief Accounting Officer (CAO)s?

Skills in Senior Financial Management and Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Operations Management, Financial Reporting and Accounting.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Chief Accounting Officer (CAO)s?

An early career Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $85,000 based on 12 salaries. A mid-career Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $102,936 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $173,172 based on 77 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $181,648.
Employees with Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 18.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (17.7% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (12.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (9.9% less) and Austin, Texas (1.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 236 survey responses.
Early Career
5.1%
Mid Career
8.1%
Experienced
32.6%
Late Career
54.2%

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