There are many resources available to research the salaries of CPAs. Here are a few that we use.
Robert Half Salary Guide
According to Robert Half's 2016 Salary Guide for Accounting and Finance, professionals with a graduate degree or certifications (like a CPA license) make 5 to 15% more. Check out salary ranges for more than 400 positions in corporate and public accounting, finance, banking, and financial services.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report in 2014 that looks at the job market for accountants and auditors through 2024. They project a growth rate of 11% during this time frame. You can view the full report that contains information on salaries too.
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