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School of Accountancy

Dockery 400
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4631
Fax: 660.543.8197
Email: muin@ucmo.edu





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Accounting Salary Survey

UCM's Dockery BuildingHow much money do CPAs make?

Your friends may get jealous (but what else is new?) Take a look at the average salaries for college graduates in public and private accounting. To see what you can get with CPA certification, add around 10 to 15 percent extra to the average starting salaries.

Employer

Jr. Level (0 - 3 yrs.)

Sr. Level (4 - 6 yrs.)

Public Accounting (large firm)

$47,500-$66,250

$64,000-$83,000

Public Accounting (medium firm)

$41,500-$59,550

$57,500-$76,250

Public Accounting (small firm)

$40,000-$53,250

$52,000-$66,500

Corporate Accounting (large co.)

$36,750-$55,000

$53,500-$71,250

Corporate Accounting (medium co.)

$34,500-$50,500

$49,250-$63,000

Corporate Accounting (small co.)

$32,000-$46,750

$45,000-$56,500

Position

Large Co.

Small to Medium Co.

Chief Financial Officer

$177,750-$370,500

$91,000-$170,250

Corporate Controller 

$102,500-$161,500

$64,250-$117,000

Tax Manager

$88,500-$123,750

$71,500-$95,250

Partner

$150,000-$500,000+

$150,000-450,000

Source: 2008 Robert Half Salary Guide (Geographic region, experience, education, CPA certification and company size play a role in determining salary.


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