Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Public Accountant is $54,197
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Public Accountants?
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 $52,917 based on 14 salaries. A mid-career Public Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,391 based on 12 salaries. An …Read more
What Do Public Accountants Do?
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 …Read more