Average Experienced Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) with Accounting Skills Salary

$170,000
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$39,037
Bonus
$12,500
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Experienced Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) with Accounting skills is $170,000.
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$83k
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$170k
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$247k
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MEDIAN $170,000
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Salary
$83k - $247k
Bonus
$3k - $73k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $13k
Total Pay
$82k - $296k

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Job Description for Chief Accounting Officer (CAO)

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.

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Popular Skills for Chief Accounting Officer (CAO)

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

Pay by Experience Level for Chief Accounting Officer (CAO)

A mid-career Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $117,916 based on 12 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $188,840.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 92 survey responses.
Mid Career
13.0%
Late Career
87.0%

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