CPA Salary in the US

$75,330
per year
per month
$6,280
per month
per year
Bonus
$5,200/year
Bonus
$430/month

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) - Average Salary

The average salary for a CPA is $75,330 per year ($6,280 per month), which is $21,840 (+41%) higher than the average salary in the US.
A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) can expect an average starting salary of $52,843. The highest salaries can exceed $136,800.
$52,843
Low
$75,330
Average salary
$136,800
High
$4,400
Low
$6,280
Average salary
$11,400
High
Total pay includes salary and bonus.
$1,500
$76,100
$153,640
Salary$52,843 - 136,800
Bonus$1,500 - 16,840
Total Pay$54,343 - 153,640
$130
$6,340
$12,800
Salary$4,400 - 11,400
Bonus$130 - 1,400
Total Pay$4,530 - 12,800

CPA Accountant Salary Range

Low
$52,843
Average salary
$75,330
Senior
$89,841
High
$136,800
Low
$4,400
Average salary
$6,280
Senior
$7,490
High
$11,400
Among CPA qualified Accountants in the US, early career Accountants with a CPA tend to have the lowest salaries, while more experienced and highly skilled Senior Accountants and CPAs with an MBA (Master of Business Administration) enjoy the highest salaries.

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
CPA MBA$104K/year
+38% 
CPA Manager$95K/year
+26% 
Senior Accountant CPA$90K/year
+19% 

CPA - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $58,000 per year. A mid career CPA with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $71,000, while a Senior CPA with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $89,000. Certified Public Accountants with more than 20 years of experience earn $100,000 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a CPA

Late Career▲ +33%
Senior▲ +18%
Average Salary$75,330/year
Mid Career▼ -6%
Entry Level▼ -23%

Gender Breakdown

Female
54%
Male
46%

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) - Jobs by Location

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all CPA jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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