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A snapshot of CPA salaries by industry

A snapshot of CPA salaries by industry

A career in accounting can be a rewarding one. You can make a difference for businesses and individuals and the benefits don’t stop there. As a CPA, you can also earn a good salary that keeps growing over time. Of course, as with any profession, salaries vary by geography, experience, education, and company size. But as the demand for CPAs continues to increase, it’s a career that serves up something for everyone, including you and your bank account.

There are more positions than skilled accountants to fill them. In fact, the Department of Labor and Statistics predicts employment of accountants and auditors will continue to grow for all occupations through 2030. This is because as organizations become more globalized, the need for skilled accounts around the globe continues to rise.

So, just how good is the good life? Here’s an overview of how your career might look financially:

If you choose…

Public accounting

Less than 1 year1 to 3 yearsSenior
Tax Services$41,000 - 59,500 $49,750 - $70,750$62,500 - $87,500
Audit/Assurance
Services
$41,000 - $58,000$46,000 - $64,500$55,000 - $78,750

Corporate accounting

Less than 1 year1 to 3 yearsSenior
Budget Analyst$44,000 - $63,250 $57,500 - $82,000$71,000 - $100,750
Tax Accountant$45,250 - $65,250$61,500 - $87,250$75,500 - $108,250

Source: Robert Half 2022 Salary Guide


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