Average Experienced Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) Salary

$156,699
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$34,817
Bonus
$10,241
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Experienced Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) is $156,699.
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$81k
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MEDIAN $156,699
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Salary
$81k - $250k
Bonus
$5k - $90k
Profit Sharing
$10k - $20k
Total Pay
$81k - $304k

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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 Accounting, Financial Reporting, Senior Financial Management and Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average.

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. A mid-career Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $104,964 based on 29 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $184,403.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 155 survey responses.
Early Career
11.0%
Mid Career
18.7%
Late Career
70.3%

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