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Average Salary - CPA - Certified Public Accountant / United States UNITED STATES


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

$104,653 USD

£80,389 GBP
New York City

$109,400 USD

$102,000 USD

£78,351 GBP
Including "New York City"
Excluding "New York City"

Average Salary / CPA - Certified Public Accountant / United States

Average salary for CPA - Certified Public Accountant / United States is $104,653 USD per year. The most typical earning is $102,000 USD. All data are based on 156 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of $117,200 USD. Women receive a salary of $92,900 USD.

Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with Bachelors Degree with salary of $113,800 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 $122,900 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%
1.28%
$35,000 USD - $39,999 USD
2 98.72%
1.28%
$40,000 USD - $44,999 USD
1 97.44%
0.64%
$45,000 USD - $49,999 USD
4 96.79%
2.56%
$50,000 USD - $54,999 USD
11 94.23%
7.05%
$55,000 USD - $59,999 USD
5 87.18%
3.21%
$60,000 USD - $64,999 USD
11 83.97%
7.05%
$65,000 USD - $69,999 USD
8 76.92%
5.13%
$70,000 USD - $74,999 USD
10 71.79%
6.41%
$75,000 USD - $79,999 USD
6 65.38%
3.85%
$80,000 USD - $84,999 USD
6 61.54%
3.85%
$85,000 USD - $89,999 USD
8 57.69%
5.13%
$90,000 USD - $94,999 USD
5 52.56%
3.21%
$95,000 USD - $99,999 USD
4 49.36%
2.56%
THE MOST TYPICAL SALARY
$100,000 USD - $104,999 USD
13 46.79%
8.33%
$105,000 USD - $109,999 USD
5 38.46%
3.21%
$110,000 USD - $114,999 USD
4 35.26%
2.56%
$115,000 USD - $119,999 USD
2 32.69%
1.28%
$120,000 USD - $124,999 USD
5 31.41%
3.21%
$125,000 USD - $129,999 USD
7 28.21%
4.49%
$130,000 USD - $134,999 USD
5 23.72%
3.21%
$135,000 USD - $139,999 USD
1 20.51%
0.64%
$140,000 USD - $144,999 USD
3 19.87%
1.92%
$145,000 USD - $149,999 USD
3 17.95%
1.92%
HIGH SALARIES
$150,000 USD - $159,999 USD
5 16.03%
3.21%
$160,000 USD - $169,999 USD
4 12.82%
2.56%
$170,000 USD - $179,999 USD
1 10.26%
0.64%
$180,000 USD - $189,999 USD
2 9.62%
1.28%
$190,000 USD - $199,999 USD
3 8.33%
1.92%
$200,000 USD - $209,999 USD
2 6.41%
1.28%
$210,000 USD - $219,999 USD
0 n/a
$220,000 USD - $229,999 USD
1 5.13%
0.64%
$230,000 USD - $239,999 USD
0 n/a
$240,000 USD - $249,999 USD
1 4.49%
0.64%
$250,000 USD - $349,999 USD
6 3.85%
3.85%

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

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Men 86 $117,200 USD
2 Women 41 $92,900 USD

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

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Bachelors Degree 80 $113,800 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 12 $122,900 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 11 $134,400 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 140 $106,200 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 Florida 7 $85,600 USD
23 Georgia 6 $82,500 USD
24 Pennsylvania 1 $79,000 USD
25 Wisconsin 1 $75,800 USD
26 Illinois 7 $72,700 USD
27 Minnesota 5 $71,800 USD
28 Utah 3 $71,300 USD
29 Colorado 3 $66,700 USD
30 Rhode Island 1 $65,000 USD
31 Alabama 2 $57,500 USD
32 New Hampshire 2 $52,000 USD
33 Tennessee 1 $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 Sacramento 2 $110,800 USD
17 New York City 15 $109,400 USD
18 Honolulu 1 $107,000 USD
19 Columbus 3 $106,300 USD
20 Portland, Oregon 1 $106,000 USD
21 Detroit 6 $103,300 USD
22 Oxnard 1 $103,000 USD
23 Oklahoma City 2 $101,800 USD
24 Miami 2 $100,000 USD
25 Riverside 1 $100,000 USD
26 Wichita 1 $100,000 USD
27 Phoenix 4 $98,800 USD
28 Overland Park 1 $97,000 USD
29 St. Louis 3 $95,800 USD
30 Fort Worth 3 $94,700 USD
31 Orlando 2 $92,500 USD
32 Fort Lauderdale 1 $92,500 USD
33 Tallahassee 1 $92,000 USD
34 Jackson 1 $90,000 USD
35 Atlanta 6 $82,500 USD
36 Philadelphia 1 $79,000 USD
37 San Jose 1 $76,000 USD
38 Madison 1 $75,800 USD
39 Minneapolis 4 $74,800 USD
40 Dallas 6 $74,200 USD
41 Kansas City 2 $73,000 USD
42 Chicago 7 $72,700 USD
43 Tucson 1 $72,000 USD
44 Salt Lake City 3 $71,300 USD
45 Birmingham, United States 1 $70,000 USD
46 Tulsa 1 $67,000 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)

Controller
Posted 28 October 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
St. Louis Masters Degree 16-20 Years Advanced $140,000 USD

Tax Accountant
Posted 08 October 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Oxnard Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Advanced $103,000 USD

Audit Associate
Posted 24 June 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Francisco Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Basic $69,000 USD

Partner
Posted 31 December 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Riverside Masters Degree 8-12 Years n/a $100,000 USD

Senior Accountant
Posted 14 October 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a $120,000 USD

Accounting Policy Specialist
Posted 10 October 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a $200,000 USD

Independent Counselor
Posted 17 September 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Manchester, United States Some College 0-1 Year n/a $64,000 USD

Controller
Posted 04 September 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $300,000 USD

Senior Audit Associate
Posted 28 August 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Denver Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a $73,500 USD

Vice President Finance
Posted 26 August 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Richmond Masters Degree 16-20 Years n/a $130,000 USD

Cpa Tax Accountant
Posted 02 August 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Hartford Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $30,000 USD

Audit Senior
Posted 30 June 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Tucson Masters Degree 4-8 Years n/a $72,000 USD

Chief Financial Officer
Posted 12 February 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Masters Degree 20+ Years n/a $85,000 USD

Assistant Controller
Posted 07 January 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Tallahassee Masters Degree 12-16 Years n/a $92,000 USD

Controller
Posted 16 December 2018
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Phoenix Doctorate Degree 8-12 Years n/a $70,000 USD

Senior Manager
Posted 24 September 2018
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a $95,000 USD

Assistant Controller
Posted 04 September 2018
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Sacramento Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a $115,000 USD

Chief Financial Officer
Posted 21 August 2018
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Hartford Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $145,000 USD

Chief Financial Officer
Posted 14 August 2018
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Boston Masters Degree 20+ Years n/a $257,500 USD

Partner
Posted 25 July 2018
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Hartford Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years n/a $145,000 USD

Corporate Controller
Posted 16 July 2018
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Fort Lauderdale Masters Degree 20+ Years n/a $92,500 USD

Accountant
Posted 14 June 2018
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Miami Masters Degree 4-8 Years n/a $60,000 USD

Special Agent
Posted 05 June 2018
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Minneapolis Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a $61,000 USD

Accountant
Posted 21 April 2018
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Minneapolis Masters Degree 0-1 Year n/a $67,000 USD

Assistant Chief
Posted 01 March 2018
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Columbus Masters Degree 20+ Years n/a $130,000 USD

Controller
Posted 29 December 2017
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Fort Worth Masters Degree 1-2 Years n/a $85,000 USD

Sr. Audit Analyst
Posted 01 December 2017
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Fort Worth Masters Degree 4-8 Years n/a $75,000 USD

Senior Manager
Posted 07 November 2017
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Columbus Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a $89,000 USD

Financial Due Diligence Experienced Associate
Posted 12 October 2017
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Philadelphia Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a $79,000 USD

Management Consultant
Posted 04 August 2017
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Masters Degree 1-2 Years n/a $73,000 USD

Management Consultant
Posted 04 August 2017
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Masters Degree 1-2 Years n/a $73,000 USD

Staff Auditor
Posted 11 July 2017
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Los Angeles Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a $53,000 USD

Assistant Controller
Posted 29 June 2017
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Salt Lake City Masters Degree 8-12 Years n/a $99,000 USD


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