Salary Information

Get a glimpse of what CPAs earn

If there’s one thing you will not be complaining about as a CPA, it’s your salary. Even new grads are offered a sizable sum, and your earning potential over time is among the best out there.

Every business and organization needs a CPA

From the smallest start-ups to the biggest government agencies to the Paris Hiltons of the world, every moneymaking body requires the skills of a CPA. The CPA credential is highly respected and internationally recognized. To a potential employer, it means high ethical standards, valuable experience, a superior education and crazy good skills. And employers are willing to pay for that.

A breakdown of salary by industry

An at-a-glance summary of CPA salaries by industry

The getting is good

To a potential employer, it means high ethical standards, valuable experience, a superior education and crazy good skills. And employers are willing to pay for that.

Why CPAs Earn More

Understand why CPA salaries are typically high

You’re hired

CPAs are consistently well paid because they’re in high demand. And when you’re in high demand, you can count on career stability, a competitive salary and lots of chances to advance. Just how popular will CPAs be in the future? The Department of Labor and Statistics predicts employment of accountants and auditors will grow faster than average for all occupations through the year 2016, mainly because accounting and auditing regulations are getting stricter and the economy will continue to expand around the globe. The best job opportunities will be for accountants and auditors who have an accounting degree and CPA license.


Check out the latest AICPA Trends Report for more information on the supply and demand for CPAs.