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Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salary

How much does a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) make in the United States?
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Salary Data for Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

$83,236 (USD)/yr

$40 (USD)/hr

$3,371 (USD)/yr

$82,157 (USD)/yr

$39 (USD)/hr

$3,371 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Analyzes past and present financial data, and provides a variety of other accounting services to the general public, utilizing principles of accounting. Researches records of present and past operations, trends and costs, estimated and realized revenues, administrative commitments, and obligations incurred. Advises clients regarding matters, such as effective use of resources and methods for preventing capital from being frozen. Interprets accounts and records to client. Estimates expenditures expected. Positions covered by this definition are characterized by the inclusion of work that requires an understanding of other accounting theories and principles. Excludes paraprofessional positions.
The average certified public accountant (cpa) salary in United States is $83,236 or an equivalent hourly rate of $40. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $3,371. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$58,851 (USD)

$103,138 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$96,494 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Certified Public Accountant (CPA) will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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