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AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR MOST TYPICAL SALARY / YEAR
Gross income
Net (after tax)

$104,750 USD

£82,790 GBP
New York City

$109,400 USD

$102,000 USD

£80,616 GBP
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Excluding "New York City"

Average Salary / CPA - Certified Public Accountant / United States

Average salary for CPA - Certified Public Accountant / United States is $104,750 USD per year. The most typical earning is $102,000 USD. All data are based on 157 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of $117,200 USD. Women receive a salary of $93,600 USD.

Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with Bachelors Degree with salary of $113,900 USD. The second most paid education level is Some College with salary of $103,200 USD.

Different experiences affect earning as well. People with 20+ Years of experience receive salary of $141,300 USD. Employees with 16-20 Years of experience receive $122,700 USD.

Levels / CPA - Certified Public Accountant / United States (Gross USD)

Salary Levels (USD) per Year Surveys [%]
$10,000 USD - $14,999 USD
0 n/a
$15,000 USD - $19,999 USD
0 n/a
$20,000 USD - $24,999 USD
0 n/a
$25,000 USD - $29,999 USD
0 n/a
$30,000 USD - $34,999 USD
2 100%
1.27%
$35,000 USD - $39,999 USD
2 98.73%
1.27%
$40,000 USD - $44,999 USD
1 97.45%
0.64%
$45,000 USD - $49,999 USD
4 96.82%
2.55%
$50,000 USD - $54,999 USD
11 94.27%
7.01%
$55,000 USD - $59,999 USD
5 87.26%
3.18%
$60,000 USD - $64,999 USD
11 84.08%
7.01%
$65,000 USD - $69,999 USD
8 77.07%
5.1%
$70,000 USD - $74,999 USD
10 71.97%
6.37%
$75,000 USD - $79,999 USD
6 65.61%
3.82%
$80,000 USD - $84,999 USD
6 61.78%
3.82%
$85,000 USD - $89,999 USD
8 57.96%
5.1%
$90,000 USD - $94,999 USD
5 52.87%
3.18%
$95,000 USD - $99,999 USD
4 49.68%
2.55%
THE MOST TYPICAL SALARY
$100,000 USD - $104,999 USD
13 47.13%
8.28%
$105,000 USD - $109,999 USD
5 38.85%
3.18%
$110,000 USD - $114,999 USD
4 35.67%
2.55%
$115,000 USD - $119,999 USD
2 33.12%
1.27%
$120,000 USD - $124,999 USD
6 31.85%
3.82%
$125,000 USD - $129,999 USD
7 28.03%
4.46%
$130,000 USD - $134,999 USD
5 23.57%
3.18%
$135,000 USD - $139,999 USD
1 20.38%
0.64%
$140,000 USD - $144,999 USD
3 19.75%
1.91%
$145,000 USD - $149,999 USD
3 17.83%
1.91%
HIGH SALARIES
$150,000 USD - $159,999 USD
5 15.92%
3.18%
$160,000 USD - $169,999 USD
4 12.74%
2.55%
$170,000 USD - $179,999 USD
1 10.19%
0.64%
$180,000 USD - $189,999 USD
2 9.55%
1.27%
$190,000 USD - $199,999 USD
3 8.28%
1.91%
$200,000 USD - $209,999 USD
2 6.37%
1.27%
$210,000 USD - $219,999 USD
0 n/a
$220,000 USD - $229,999 USD
1 5.1%
0.64%
$230,000 USD - $239,999 USD
0 n/a
$240,000 USD - $249,999 USD
1 4.46%
0.64%
$250,000 USD - $349,999 USD
6 3.82%
3.82%

Gender / CPA - Certified Public Accountant / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Men 86 $117,200 USD
2 Women 42 $93,600 USD

Education / CPA - Certified Public Accountant / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Bachelors Degree 81 $113,900 USD
2 Some College 5 $103,200 USD
3 Doctorate Degree 2 $98,500 USD
4 Masters Degree 68 $95,300 USD
5 High School 1 $30,000 USD

Experience / CPA - Certified Public Accountant / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 20+ Years 49 $141,300 USD
2 16-20 Years 13 $122,700 USD
3 8-12 Years 16 $110,900 USD
4 12-16 Years 13 $107,700 USD
5 4-8 Years 24 $88,200 USD
6 1-2 Years 10 $72,400 USD
7 2-4 Years 12 $61,100 USD
8 0-1 Year 20 $58,900 USD

Age / CPA - Certified Public Accountant / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 46-50 16 $163,400 USD
2 51-55 11 $146,000 USD
3 41-45 12 $133,200 USD
4 56-60 13 $114,200 USD
5 61-65 5 $110,000 USD
6 36-40 14 $102,300 USD
7 31-35 17 $96,000 USD
8 26-30 19 $89,500 USD
9 n/a 29 $84,000 USD
10 21-25 17 $66,600 USD
11 14-20 2 $65,000 USD
12 66-70 2 $64,500 USD

Work Type / CPA - Certified Public Accountant / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Permanent 141 $106,300 USD
2 Self Employed 9 $105,600 USD
3 Contract 3 $86,700 USD
4 Part Time 4 $60,800 USD

States / CPA - Certified Public Accountant / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Virginia 2 $157,500 USD
2 Nevada 1 $150,000 USD
3 North Carolina 2 $145,000 USD
4 Connecticut 4 $128,800 USD
5 California 23 $128,600 USD
6 Massachusetts 5 $127,500 USD
7 Kentucky 2 $127,500 USD
8 Washington State 4 $125,500 USD
9 Louisiana 2 $125,300 USD
10 District Of Columbia (DC) 7 $122,700 USD
11 New York State 15 $109,400 USD
12 Hawaii 1 $107,000 USD
13 Oregon 1 $106,000 USD
14 Kansas 2 $98,500 USD
15 Arizona 5 $93,400 USD
16 Michigan 8 $92,300 USD
17 Texas 14 $90,900 USD
18 Oklahoma 3 $90,200 USD
19 Mississippi 1 $90,000 USD
20 Ohio 5 $87,900 USD
21 Missouri 5 $86,700 USD
22 Tennessee 2 $86,000 USD
23 Florida 7 $85,600 USD
24 Georgia 6 $82,500 USD
25 Pennsylvania 1 $79,000 USD
26 Wisconsin 1 $75,800 USD
27 Illinois 7 $72,700 USD
28 Minnesota 5 $71,800 USD
29 Utah 3 $71,300 USD
30 Colorado 3 $66,700 USD
31 Rhode Island 1 $65,000 USD
32 Alabama 2 $57,500 USD
33 New Hampshire 2 $52,000 USD

Cities / CPA - Certified Public Accountant / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Bakersfield 1 $300,000 USD
2 Louisville 1 $195,000 USD
3 --Other-- 5 $192,800 USD
4 Norfolk 1 $185,000 USD
5 Los Angeles 5 $150,800 USD
6 Las Vegas 1 $150,000 USD
7 Charlotte 2 $145,000 USD
8 Richmond 1 $130,000 USD
9 Hartford 4 $128,800 USD
10 Boston 5 $127,500 USD
11 Santa Ana 1 $126,000 USD
12 Seattle 4 $125,500 USD
13 Houston 4 $124,800 USD
14 San Francisco 10 $122,700 USD
15 Washington DC 7 $122,700 USD
16 Memphis 1 $120,000 USD
17 Sacramento 2 $110,800 USD
18 New York City 15 $109,400 USD
19 Honolulu 1 $107,000 USD
20 Columbus 3 $106,300 USD
21 Portland, Oregon 1 $106,000 USD
22 Detroit 6 $103,300 USD
23 Oxnard 1 $103,000 USD
24 Oklahoma City 2 $101,800 USD
25 Miami 2 $100,000 USD
26 Riverside 1 $100,000 USD
27 Wichita 1 $100,000 USD
28 Phoenix 4 $98,800 USD
29 Overland Park 1 $97,000 USD
30 St. Louis 3 $95,800 USD
31 Fort Worth 3 $94,700 USD
32 Orlando 2 $92,500 USD
33 Fort Lauderdale 1 $92,500 USD
34 Tallahassee 1 $92,000 USD
35 Jackson 1 $90,000 USD
36 Atlanta 6 $82,500 USD
37 Philadelphia 1 $79,000 USD
38 San Jose 1 $76,000 USD
39 Madison 1 $75,800 USD
40 Minneapolis 4 $74,800 USD
41 Dallas 6 $74,200 USD
42 Kansas City 2 $73,000 USD
43 Chicago 7 $72,700 USD
44 Tucson 1 $72,000 USD
45 Salt Lake City 3 $71,300 USD
46 Birmingham, United States 1 $70,000 USD
47 Denver 3 $66,700 USD
48 Akron 1 $65,000 USD
49 Providence 1 $65,000 USD
50 St. Paul 1 $60,000 USD
51 Lexington 1 $60,000 USD
52 Grand Rapids 2 $59,300 USD
53 Manchester, United States 2 $52,000 USD
54 Nashville 1 $52,000 USD
55 San Diego 1 $50,000 USD
56 Mobile 1 $45,000 USD
57 Brownsville 1 $45,000 USD
58 Tampa 1 $30,000 USD

People's individual salary examples (surveys)

34/34  Chief Finacial Officer (Woman)
Posted 02 May 2024

What I do?

"Cost, operational accounting, mgt."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Memphis Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Advanced $120,000 USD

33/34  Controller (Woman)
Posted 28 October 2021

What I do?

"Financial statement preparation, internal controls."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
St. Louis Masters Degree 16-20 Years Advanced $140,000 USD

32/34  Tax Accountant (Man)
Posted 08 October 2021

What I do?

"Tax prep."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Oxnard Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Advanced $103,000 USD

31/34  Audit Associate (Man)
Posted 24 June 2021

What I do?

"Audit financial statements."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Francisco Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Basic $69,000 USD

30/34  Partner (Man)
Posted 31 December 2020

What I do?

"Auditors are specialists who review the accounts of companies and organisations to ensure the validity and legality of their financial records. They can also act in an advisory role to recommend possible risk aversion measures and cost savings that could be made."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Riverside Masters Degree 8-12 Years n/a $100,000 USD

29/34  Senior Accountant (Woman)
Posted 14 October 2020

What I do?

"Financial Reports, analysis, posting models, legal and policy analysis, audit prep and response, budget, general ledger, financial systems, reconciliations."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a $120,000 USD

28/34  Accounting Policy Specialist (Man)
Posted 10 October 2020

What I do?

"Technical Accounting, Accounting Policy."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a $200,000 USD

27/34  Independent Counselor (Man)
Posted 17 September 2020

What I do?

"Knowledge of current book keeping practices."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Manchester, United States Some College 0-1 Year n/a $64,000 USD

26/34  Controller (Man)
Posted 04 September 2019

What I do?

"Controller at Fortune 500 company."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $300,000 USD

25/34  Senior Audit Associate (Man)
Posted 28 August 2019

What I do?

"Project management."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Denver Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a $73,500 USD

24/34  Vice President Finance (Man)
Posted 26 August 2019

What I do?

"All finance & accounting tasks for a small government contractor focused on USAID justice sector (rule of law) projects."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Richmond Masters Degree 16-20 Years n/a $130,000 USD

23/34  CPA Tax Accountant (Woman)
Posted 02 August 2019

What I do?

"Self employed CPA specializing in small business, startups, and nonprofits."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Hartford Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $30,000 USD

22/34  Audit Senior (Woman)
Posted 30 June 2019

What I do?

"Performing audit services for private for profit and non profit companies for financial reporting and compliance."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Tucson Masters Degree 4-8 Years n/a $72,000 USD

21/34  Chief Financial Officer (Man)
Posted 12 February 2019

What I do?

"Budget, Forecast, Planning, Internal control, Accounting."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Masters Degree 20+ Years n/a $85,000 USD

20/34  Assistant Controller (Woman)
Posted 07 January 2019

What I do?

"Assistant Controller."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Tallahassee Masters Degree 12-16 Years n/a $92,000 USD

19/34  Controller (Man)
Posted 16 December 2018

What I do?

"Controller of a small manufacturing firm, responsible for all accounting and HR duties."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Phoenix Doctorate Degree 8-12 Years n/a $70,000 USD

18/34  Senior Manager (Man)
Posted 24 September 2018

What I do?

"Budgeting, forecasting,."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a $95,000 USD

17/34  Assistant Controller (Woman)
Posted 04 September 2018

What I do?

"Supervise accounting team under Financial Controller, manage general ledger."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Sacramento Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a $115,000 USD

16/34  Chief Financial Officer (Man)
Posted 21 August 2018

What I do?

"20 years experience from COO, CEO and CFO."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Hartford Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $145,000 USD

15/34  Chief Financial Officer (Man)
Posted 14 August 2018

What I do?

"Healthcare executive administrator finance reporting analysis."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Boston Masters Degree 20+ Years n/a $257,500 USD

14/34  Partner (Man)
Posted 25 July 2018

What I do?

"Partner in a cpa firm."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Hartford Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years n/a $145,000 USD

13/34  Corporate Controller (Man)
Posted 16 July 2018

What I do?

"Oversee the trust department of an organization."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Fort Lauderdale Masters Degree 20+ Years n/a $92,500 USD

12/34  Accountant (Woman)
Posted 14 June 2018

What I do?

"Bachelor of Accounting with a Master in Accounting and CPA Lisence."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Miami Masters Degree 4-8 Years n/a $60,000 USD

11/34  Special Agent (Man)
Posted 05 June 2018

What I do?

"Fraud Investigator."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Minneapolis Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a $61,000 USD

10/34  Accountant (Man)
Posted 21 April 2018

What I do?

"Create reports for external clients."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Minneapolis Masters Degree 0-1 Year n/a $67,000 USD

9/34  Assistant Chief (Man)
Posted 01 March 2018

What I do?

"Supervise cpa, review financial statements."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Columbus Masters Degree 20+ Years n/a $130,000 USD

8/34  Controller (Man)
Posted 29 December 2017

What I do?

"Accountant for manufacturing company."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Fort Worth Masters Degree 1-2 Years n/a $85,000 USD

7/34  Sr. Audit Analyst (Man)
Posted 01 December 2017

What I do?

"Review internal controls and provide efficient operational audits to improve on the internal control framework."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Fort Worth Masters Degree 4-8 Years n/a $75,000 USD

6/34  Senior Manager (Woman)
Posted 07 November 2017

What I do?

"Manage staff, advise tax clients, review tax returns."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Columbus Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a $89,000 USD

5/34  Financial Due Diligence Experienced Associate (Woman)
Posted 12 October 2017

What I do?

"Provide due diligence on transactions."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Philadelphia Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a $79,000 USD

4/34  Management Consultant (Man)
Posted 04 August 2017

What I do?

"Performing management consulting functions in a public accounting firm, including due diligence, management advisory, auditing, etc."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Masters Degree 1-2 Years n/a $73,000 USD

3/34  Management Consultant (Man)
Posted 04 August 2017

What I do?

"Work on various management consulting projects within a public accounting firm, projects vary, including due diligence, cost model, international expansion, market study, etc."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Masters Degree 1-2 Years n/a $73,000 USD

2/34  Staff Auditor (Man)
Posted 11 July 2017

What I do?

"Audit non-profit organizations and audit pension plans."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Los Angeles Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a $53,000 USD

1/34  Assistant Controller (Man)
Posted 29 June 2017

What I do?

"Manage a team of staff accountants. Oversee month end close activities including journal entries, reconciliations, and reports."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Salt Lake City Masters Degree 8-12 Years n/a $99,000 USD


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