Average Early-Career Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) Salary

$81,779
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$4,250
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The average salary for an Early-Career Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) is $81,779.
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$44k
10%
$82k
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$124k
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MEDIAN $81,779
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Salary
$44k - $124k
Bonus
$3k - $10k
Total Pay
$39k - $150k

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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)

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 $104,964 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $157,738 based on 76 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $184,233.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 231 survey responses.
Mid Career
8.7%
Experienced
32.9%
Late Career
58.4%

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