What can you expect a CPA Salary to be like?
The answer to this one is it depends.It depends on what you want do and where you want to do it. The jobs you can get with a CPA Certification are endless. You can also be a sole practitioner and try to build your own practice. If you go that route, your earnings are only limited by how hard you are willing to work and the number of businesses in your area.
On the other hand if you choose to be an employee, then your salary depends on where you go. If you go to one of the big 4 accounting firms, you can expect your salary to be in the $50-60k range when you start out. New partners in the big 4 accounting firms make from $300k-450k, so you have that to look forward to as well. If you stay all the way through retirement, Senior partners make millions of dollars. Partner also get huge pensions when they retire, so that is a huge bonus to taking the public accounting role as well.
Make sure to check websites like Payscale and Glassdoor for thorough salary checks. Linkedin uses Payscale to approximate salaries in job searches so that’s reassuring.