$54,951
Avg. Salary
$29.93
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$2,029

Profit Sharing

$1,700

The average pay for a Public Accountant is $29.93 per hour.

The average pay for a Public Accountant is $54,951 per year.

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$30
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$49
90%
MEDIAN $30
$41k
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50%
$74k
90%
MEDIAN $54,951
$41,089 - $74,403
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MEDIAN: $54,951
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$11.23 - $48.94
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$0$76K
Salary $41,089 - $74,403
Bonus $483 - $7,149
Profit Sharing $1,700
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$40,457 - $76,835
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 139
Hourly Data $0$48
Hourly Rate $11.23 - $48.94
Overtime $25.67
Annual Data $0$76K
Bonus $483 - $7,149
Profit Sharing $1,700
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$40,457 - $76,835
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 12

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.

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Public Accountant Tasks

  • Analyze financial data in order to prepare financial reports.
  • Generate and interpret financial records and statements for management.
  • Maintain records of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization.
  • Maintain general ledger as needed.

Common Career Paths for Public Accountant


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While Public Accountants do not often become Financial Controllers, the job pays $77K per year on average.

Public Accountant Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Public Accountant

Pay by Experience for a Public Accountant has a positive trend. An entry-level Public Accountant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 63 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Public Accountant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Public Accountant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 9 salaries. A Public Accountant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 5 salaries.

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Key Stats for Public Accountant

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Public Accountant Salaries

Late-Career
▲35%

▲13%

Experienced
▲11%

National Average
$56,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Public Accountant Salaries

▲6%

National Average
$56,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 23%