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Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Virginia Median
$65,000
National Median
$66,000
Median Income is the exact middle income earned by someone in a job or career field.

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Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Certified public accountants (CPAs) handle important financial documents for companies and individuals. They ensure compliance with federal requirements and regulations and monitor the client's financial status.

A typical day in the life of a CPA might include:

  • Auditing accounts for errors, overspending, or fraud
  • Maintaining essential financial records
  • Preparing tax returns and making sure the appropriate taxes are paid in a timely manner
  • Meeting with upper management to present financial reports and offer advice on the potential outcome of financial decisions.

Salaries for

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Virginia Median
$65,000
National Median
$66,000
Median Income is the exact middle income earned by someone in a job or career field.

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Recent Jobs Posted

Cost Accountant
LMI | Reston, VA 2 weeks ago

Audit Senior - Richmond Public Accounting Firm
Vaco Financial | Richmond, VA 3 weeks ago

Senior Accountant (SRACORP-4)
Whitlock | Richmond, VA today

Senior Analyst/Accountant
Myers and Stauffer LC | Richmond, VA 2 weeks ago

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Top Pay by Location

These cities have the highest paying median for Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Houston, TX
$76,000
Los Angeles, CA
$71,000
Charlotte, NC
$70,000
Dallas, TX
$69,000
Chicago, IL
$67,000
Birmingham, AL
$66,000
Atlanta, GA
$65,000
Miami, FL
$65,000
Salary information is calculated from job seeker profiles and job postings. Both hourly and yearly wages could be reported.

A typical day in the life of a CPA might include:

  • Auditing accounts for errors, overspending, or fraud
  • Maintaining essential financial records
  • Preparing tax returns and making sure the appropriate taxes are paid in a timely manner
  • Meeting with upper management to present financial reports and offer advice on the potential outcome of financial decisions.

Insider Tips

The typical average salary for a CPA is $66,000 per year. Those who work in finance and insurance typically enjoy the highest salaries, followed by those in management and manufacturing. CPAs who work for the government have some of the lowest average salaries.