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Public Accountant Salary

$83,346 (USD)

Average Salary

$40/hr

Average Hourly

$3,376

Average Bonus

Last updated: May 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Public Accountant is $83,346 a year and $40 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Public Accountant is between $58,929 and $103,274. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Public Accountant. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Analyzes past and present financial data, and provides a variety of other accounting services to the general public, utilizing principles of accounting.
  • Researches records of present and past operations, trends and costs, estimated and realized revenues, administrative commitments, and obligations incurred.
  • Advises clients regarding matters, such as effective use of resources and methods for preventing capital from being frozen.
  • Interprets accounts and records to client.
  • Estimates expenditures expected.
  • Positions covered by this definition are characterized by the inclusion of work that requires an understanding of other accounting theories and principles.
  • Excludes paraprofessional positions.
Public Accountant Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Accountants and Auditors

Job family population: 1,241,000

Estimated population of Public Accountant jobs: 38,943

Rate of error: 0.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$96,621
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Skills

Public Accountant Job Listings for United States

Tax Accountant
May 17
Kent, WA, USA
Clark & Associates CPA PS
Accountant Clark & Associates CPA P.S. is seeking to add a full-time experienced accountant/CPA to serve clients in performing accounting and tax preparation services. CPA credential is preferred
Tax Accountant Public Accounting
May 17
Denver, CO, USA
Corne Jantz & Associates
BWC was a regional CPA firm providing a full range of accounting and tax services to clients located in a number of states. Eventually, BWC narrowed its focus to provide tax planning, compliance and ...
Certified Public Accountant
May 17
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Kanner & Associates, PLLC
Certified Public Accountant, CPA Kanner & Associates, PLLC - Phoenix, AZ 85016/Gilbert AZ Kanner & Associates, PLLC is a boutique CPA firm currently located in Phoenix, AZ but plans to relocate to ...
CPA Staff Accountant
May 17
San Rafael, CA, USA
Frederiksen-Crawford CPAs
We need a CPA or EA to join our growing tax practice! We generally cater to high-net worth individuals and provide a high level of service. Qualifications: * Please be excellent at communicating with ...
Certified Public Accountant
May 17
Mt. Vernon, IL, USA
Krehbiel & Associates, LLC Certified Public Accountants
Three plus years of prior public accounting experience is preferred, but not required. Positions require applicant to be a CPA or CPA exam candidate. The positions also require excellent ...
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