The average salary for a Public Accountant is $55,356.
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Job Description for Public Accountant
Public accountants work primarily for accounting companies, while some work independently, and are responsible for preparing, reviewing, and/or auditing their clients' financial statements, such as balance sheets and income statements. They also prepare income tax returns for companies or individuals and assist clients with estate and tax planning, and some public accountants provide bookkeeping services. Public accountants who work as auditors for public companies must avoid conflicts of inter…Read more
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Popular Skills for Public Accountant
Skills in Auditing and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Financial Analysis, Accounting and Tax Preparation.
Pay by Experience Level for Public Accountant
An entry-level Public Accountant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $53,540 based on 41 salaries. An early career Public Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,439 based on 74 salaries. A mid-career Public Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Public Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,042 based on 15 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $75,024.
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