Certified Public Accountant

Certified Public Accountant Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$61,000
$44,000
Min 10%
$61,000
Median 50%
$85,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Microsoft
Highest Paying City
Washington, DC
Highest Paying State
District of Columbia
Average Experience Level
3.8 years
How much does a certified public accountant make?
As a Certified Public Accountant in the USA, you can expect to earn on average $61,899 per year or $29.76 per hour. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $85,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $44,000 per year. Most Certified Public Accountant jobs are in Internet companies and Professional companies. District of Columbia, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, and Maryland have the highest paying Certified Public Accountant jobs. The typical tenure for a Certified Public Accountant is 3.8 years.
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Average Certified Public Accountant Salary By Company

If you are a Certified Public Accountant, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. Internet companies and Professional companies have the most job opportunities for Certified Public Accountants. Companies like Microsoft or Intuit will get you the highest pay packages. In addition, companies like CyberCoders and Aurora Medical Group report highly competitive salaries for Certified Public Accountants.

Average Certified Public Accountant Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Certified Public Accountant in the USA is $61,899 annually or $29.76 hourly. Working in Washington, DC as a Certified Public Accountant will pay you the highest wages at around $84,287 per year. Even an entry-level Certified Public Accountant makes $53,000 per year in Washington, DC. District of Columbia, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, and Maryland are the highest paying states. New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Arkansas, and Idaho are the lowest earners.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Washington, DC
$84,287
2
New York, NY
$78,452
3
Arlington, VA
$73,922
4
Newark, NJ
$73,203
5
San Francisco, CA
$71,846

Average Certified Public Accountant Pay By Industry

Certified Public Accountant salaries can vary depending on the industry. Our analysis shows that Technology companies, Finance companies, and Hospitality companies pay higher-than-average wages for Certified Public Accountants. Technology companies pay Certified Public Accountants an average salary of $64,835, Finance companies pay $64,535, and Hospitality companys come in at $62,854. The types of companies that pay Certified Public Accountants the least are in the Professional industry, where the average annual salary is $59,731.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Technology
$64,835
2
Finance
$64,535
3
Hospitality
$62,854
4
Utilities
$61,789
5
Retail
$61,540

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Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
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$60,000
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$93,915
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$65,000
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$33,392
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$85,000
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$70,000
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