What is the average starting CPA salary?

According to the most recent salary surveys, in 2010, the average CPA salary is between $45,900 and $70,800 USD annually in many regions of the United States and other parts of the world. CPAs earn higher salaries than the average earned by many other accounting and financial professionals. Those CPAs who work for small private accounting firms naturally make lower wages than those who work for large corporations and the "big five" financial organizations. In addition, CPAs who specialize in corporate taxes and other niches within accounting can expect to earn even more. However, it is not difficult for a CPA to increase his earnings substantially over the lifetime of a career, as experienced CPAs are in demand by all industries.