Average Public Accountant Salary

$55,356
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,987
Bonus
$1,685
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Public Accountant is $55,356.
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$42k
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$79k
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MEDIAN $55,356
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United States (change)
Salary
$42k - $79k
Bonus
$492 - $8k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $2k
Total Pay
$41k - $81k

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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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Years of Experience

This data is based on 167 survey responses.
Entry Level
24.6%
Early Career
44.3%
Mid Career
13.8%
Experienced
9.0%
Late Career
8.4%

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