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Certified public accountant salary in United States

How much does a Certified Public Accountant make in the United States?

Average base salary

Estimated take-home pay: $81,650 
Average $95,576
Low $60,805
High $150,230
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a certified public accountant is $95,576 per year in the United States. 4.9k salaries reported, updated at September 19, 2023

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Top companies for Certified Public Accountants in United States

  1. VALiNTRY Services
    9 reviews5 salaries reported
    $174,715per year
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Highest paying cities for Certified Public Accountants near United States

  1. New York, NY
    $133,771 per year
    331 salaries reported
  2. Buffalo, NY
    $132,701 per year
    6 salaries reported
  3. San Francisco, CA
    $115,890 per year
    63 salaries reported
  1. Stamford, CT
    $101,750 per year
    5 salaries reported
  2. Chandler, AZ
    $94,408 per year
    8 salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $89,314 per year
    34 salaries reported
  1. Indianapolis, IN
    $84,817 per year
    12 salaries reported
  2. Dallas, TX
    $84,771 per year
    37 salaries reported
  3. Oklahoma City, OK
    $76,585 per year
    13 salaries reported
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Where can a Certified Public Accountant earn more?

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Most common benefits for Certified Public Accountants

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Work from home
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 57 ratings

40% of Certified Public Accountants in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

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