Average Mid-Career Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) Salary

$104,964
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$7,500
Bonus
$10,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) is $104,964.
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$61k
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$152k
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MEDIAN $104,964
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Salary
$61k - $152k
Bonus
$1k - $31k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $10k
Total Pay
$61k - $183k

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Chief Accounting Officer (CAO)

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 $81,779 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $156,699 based on 99 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $184,403.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 225 survey responses.
Early Career
7.6%
Experienced
44.0%
Late Career
48.4%

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